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Gus Schuettler ©Stars and StripesBerlin, September, 1961: West Berlin motorcycle policemen do headstands as they speed around the track during a show at Olympic Stadium. Just to make life a bit more difficult for the driver, they've already removed the tire from their sidecar. The annual police extravaganza drew tens of thousands of spectators looking for a break from a tough few weeks that saw the construction of the Berlin Wall.

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