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English: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989. The photo shows a part of a public photo documentation wall at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin. The photo documentation is permanently placed in the public.
Türkçe: Berlin Duvarı, 1989 sonbaharı
Date Photo taken 9 November 1989
Source Original photo by unknown author. Reproduction from public documentation/memorial by Lear 21 at English Wikipedia.
Author Unknown photographer, Reproduction by Lear 21 at English Wikipedia.
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  • 2007-11-10 15:29 Mintaru 661×498×8 (95308 bytes) *Author [[User:Lear 21|Lear 21]] 18:55, 29 May 2007 (UTC) *Photo taken from a public documentation wall at Former Check Point Charlie, Berlin. *This image was released and featured by the Senate of Berlin. *Photo is believed to be in the pu
  • 2007-05-29 18:55 Lear 21 661×498×8 (70950 bytes) *Author ~~~~ *Photo taken from a documentation wall at Former Check Point Charlie, Berlin. *This image was released and featured by the Senate of Berlin. *Photo is believed to be in the public domain.


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