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Mauerspecht (Berlin Wall "woodpecker") near Brandenburg Gate

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January 27 1990
Berlin, Brandenburg Gate
Created By: Dagmar Lipper

License: Creative Commons License

Depicts

Berlin Wall (West), Berlin Wall woodpecker, chisel, chisel traces, flag of the GDR, group of people, hammer, Wall graffiti

Places

Brandenburg Gate

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Original Caption

"Some people took a hammer and chisel with them to the Wall. They wanted to hammer off their own personal souvenir. Others sold the chiselled pieces immediately. Now and then, there'd be a "Wallpecker" standing alongside them. I never saw a member of the People's Police try and stop them."