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Berlin Wall now and then: These photos show city’s division during Cold War

This combination of photos shows a section of the Berlin Wall where it divided the city during the Cold War and the same location.

This combination of photos shows people leaving the American sector along the Berlin Wall at allied Checkpoint Charlie, top, on April 1978, in central Berlin and visitors crossing the street at the former allied Checkpoint Charlie on Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

This combination of photos shows an East German border guard making a fist to some demonstrators, top, on Oct. 7, 1989, who who threw bottles on the eastern side of newly-erected barriers at the allied Checkpoint Charlie crossing point and the same location on Nov. 5, 2019, where people cross the street near where the former allied Checkpoint Charlie was located. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

This combination of photos shows cars crossing the allied Checkpoint Charlie, top, in central Berlin on April 1978, and visitors stand around the same location on Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

This combination of photos shows the Brandenburg gate, top, behind the Berlin Wall from the Reichstag building on March 8, 1973, and the same location on Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photos)

This combination of photos shows a section of the Berlin Berlin wall, top, on March 12, 1971, with American sector border sign in Berlin and the same location on Nov. 2, 2019, where the former Berlin Wall divided the city. (AP Photos)

This combination of photos shows a section of the Berlin Wall, top, at Bernauer Strasse where the Berlin Wall divided the city during the Cold War and the same location Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

This combination of photos shows a father and son, top, riding their bicycles along a section of the Berlin Wall in Berlin on July 1981 and the same location Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

This combination of photos shows a section of the Berlin Wall, top, at the district Kreuzberg in Berlin on July 1981 and the same location on Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

FILE - In this Friday, June 12, 1987 file photo, from right: U.S. President Ronald Reagan, Berlin Mayor Eberhard Diepgen and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl look over the Berlin Wall. The U.S. Embassy in Berlin is unveiling the statue of Ronald Reagan as a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The larger-than-life statue is being installed Friday atop the embassy's terrace, at eye-level with the landmark Brandenburg Gate in downtown Berlin. (AP Photo/Barry Thumma)

In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1990 file photo, former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, center, uses a hammer and chisel on the defunct Berlin Wall to take symbolic swings at the old Cold War barrier, three years after he called the Soviets to tear down the wall in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. Embassy in Berlin is unveiling the statue of Ronald Reagan as a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The larger-than-life statue is being installed Friday atop the embassy's terrace, at eye-level with the landmark Brandenburg Gate in downtown Berlin. (AP Photo)

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 1989, file photo, East German border guards stand in front of segments of the Berlin Wall, which were removed to open the wall at Potsdamer Platz passage in Berlin. Months before the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, with the Soviet stranglehold over the Eastern Bloc crumbling, a young political scientist named Francis Fukuyama made a declaration that quickly became famous. It was, he declared, “the end of history.” (AP Photo/John Gaps III, File)

FILE - In this May 2, 1989, file photo, Hungarian border guards cut a hole into the "Iron Curtain," opening its border with Austria and the west near Hegyeshalom, some 50 kilometers east of Vienna. (AP Photo/Bernhard J. Holzner, File)

People line up to see an escape tunnel, underneath the Berlin Wall which divided the city for 28 years during the Cold War, and was make visible for public for the first time, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.The tunnel was built by a group of people who had escaped earlier from communist East Germany to West Berlin. They wanted to help friends and family to flee to the West, too, but days before it was finished, East German officials discovered and destroyed it. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 1989 file photo, East German border guards are seen through a gap in the Berlin wall after demonstrators pulled down a segment of the wall at Brandenburg gate, Berlin. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

FILE - In this Sunday Nov. 12, 1989 file photo, Berliners celebrate on top of the wall as East Germans (backs to camera) flood through the dismantled Berlin Wall into West Berlin at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)