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When The Wall Went Up: Berlin 1961

As the world marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, let's take a look at back RFE/RL archival photos of the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961.

All of the photographs in this gallery were culled from the RFE/RL archives at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California.

(Originally published November 6, 2014)

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Grant Podelco

Grant Podelco is the editor in chief of RFE/RL's English-language website. He first joined RFE/RL in Prague in 1995 as a senior correspondent after working for many years as a writer and editor for newspapers in New York, Oregon, and Texas. He reported from Afghanistan in 2002 to mark the one-year anniversary of the fall of the Taliban.