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AUG 29, 2015 - The Independent

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Migrant crisis: The walls Europe is building to keep people out

After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe. Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn't happen. Instead, a variety of pressures have led Europe to adopt wall-building projects that would make Donald Trump proud.

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AUG 28, 2015 - The Guardian

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Got room for a 60ft teacher? Pink Floyd and Queen stage props go up for auction

Inflatables used by Pink Floyd and Queen to go under the hammer, for those with the space to deploy themDoes your living room look a little tired? Need a new domestic look? Look no further, for we have the answer: giant inflatables used during rock concerts – among them an inflatable Freddie Mercury and Brian May, a 30ft pig used ...

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AUG 27, 2015 - The Guardian

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Before the fall: life on both sides of the Berlin wall – in pictures

Rudi Meisel was one of the very few West German photographers allowed to cross the Berlin Wall into East Germany. Despite the best efforts of censors, he captured authentic street life in the GDR. A new exhibition reveals that East and West Germans weren’t so different after all• Compatriots 1977 – 1987 is at C|O Berlin until 1 November Continue ...

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AUG 21, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Wall for nothing: the misjudged but growing taste for border fences

When the Berlin Wall was torn down a quarter-century ago, there were 16 border fences around the world. Today, there are 65 either completed or under construction, according to Quebec University expert Elisabeth Vallet. From Israel's separation barrier (or "apartheid wall" as it is known by the Palestinians), to the 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometre) barbed-wire fence India is building around Bangladesh, to ...

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AUG 13, 2015 - Reuters

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German historians dispute museum's much higher Berlin Wall death toll

BERLIN (Reuters) - Several German historians on Thursday rejected the findings of a museum which said hundreds more people died trying to flee to West Berlin during the Cold War than previously thought, re-igniting a row rumbling on since the wall fell in 1989.

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