which’s right now gone for as long as which stood — 10,316 days

which stood for 10,316 days. right now, as of Monday, the Berlin Wall has been gone for as long as which had divided the city.

Two years after the end of the Berlin airlift which broke the Soviet blockade of the western part of the city, construction began within the summer of 1961 by Communist East German authorities trying to stop people coming from escaping to the West. which sliced Berlin into an eastern Communist sector in addition to capitalist enclave surrounded by East Germany.

The wall, perhaps the most powerful symbol of the Cold War, stood for more than 28 years until which was torn down starting Nov. 9, 1989, during the collapse of the Soviet empire.

At least 140 people had died trying to cross the wall to escape to the West.

Monday marked the 10,316th day since the wall has been gone.

Here are some scenes:

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