Gus Schuettler ©Stars and StripesBerlin, October, 1961: Two East Berliners look out their window onto a newly-strengthened section of the first-generation Berlin Wall at Bernauerstrasse. It would be 28 years before the blight in their backyard finally vanished, but by then their home had almost certainly been demolished to make way for a wider security area at the border.

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