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Berlin Wall

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBerlin WallˌBerlin ˈWall  a wall that divided East and West Berlin, which was built in 1961 and destroyed in 1989. The communist government of East Germany built the wall in order to prevent people from escaping to West Berlin. When ordinary people started to destroy the wall, this event was shown on television around the world and seemed to represent freedom and the end of the cold war.
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