Tourists look at the mural by Russian artist Dmitry Vrubel of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev kissing his East German counterpart Erich Honecker, painted on a segment of East Side Gallery, the largest remaining part of the former Berlin Wall, in Berlin October 30, 2009. A 1,300 metres (4,265 ft) stretch of wall, the world's longest open-air art gallery, was decorated by 118 artists from 21 countries in 1990, but has since been damaged by the weather, exhaust fumes, vandals, and souvenir-seeking tourists. The restoration work is expected to be completed in time for the 20-year anniversary in November of the fall of the wall which once divided communist East Berlin from capitalist west Berlin. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY POLITICS ANNIVERSARY)


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Abriss der Berliner Mauer-Galerie vorerst gestoppt

Teile der East Side Gallery in Berlin sollen Luxuswohnungen an der Spree weichen. Mehrere hundert Menschen protestierten.

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