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Barriers Divide Communities 25 Years After Berlin’s Wall Breaks

In remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Reuters’ photographers took a look at the barriers that still separate communities around the world.

In the photo above, clothes hang for drying in the backyard of a home facing the border fence at the United States-Mexico border outside of Brownsville, Texas on Aug. 25.

Shannon Stapleton / X90052

The moon is seen above the border fence which separates Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla on Dec 3, 2013.

Juan Medina / X01625

A view of the border fence which separates Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla on Dec. 3, 2013.

Juan Medina / X01625

Tourists stand near a barbed wire fence near the demilitarized zone which separates North and South Korea in Paju on Oct. 31.

Kim Hong-ji / X02955

A section of the controversial Israeli barrier cuts beneath the West Bank refugee camp of Shuafat on Oct. 31.

Finbarr O'reilly / X90055

Paint is splashed against a section of the separation barrier in the West Bank city of Abu Dis on Oct. 29.

Finbarr O'reilly / X90055

An Indian Border Security Force soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu on Jan. 14, 2013.

Mukesh Gupta / X01838

Children play in a park next to a fence marking the United Nations buffer zone in a partially restricted area in the Turkish Cypriot controlled area of central Nicosia on March 14. Cyprus is split by the buffer zone east to west, with ethnic Greeks living in the south, and Turks in the north.

Neil Hall / X02954

A tourist walks along a section of the Peace Wall on Cupar Way in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Oct. 3.

Cathal Mcnaughton / X02612