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Checkpoint Charlie goes away, 1990

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 11, 2020

Dave Didio ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, June, 1990: Dignitaries pose for photos as the hut at Checkpoint Charlie, for decades the key border crossing between the eastern and western portions of divided Berlin, is lifted away by crane to a waiting flatbed truck. Among those in the group are the top diplomats of the two main Cold War antagonists, U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, third from left, and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, right.

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