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Barriers Divide Communities 25 Years After Berlin’s Wall Breaks

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Clothes hang for drying in the backyard of a home facing the border fence at the United States-Mexico border outside of Brownsville, Texas, August 5, 2014. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still barriers separating communities around the world, from the barbed wire fence dividing the two Koreas, the fence around the Spanish enclave of Melilla, to the sectarian Peace Wall in Belfast, the Israel-Gaza barrier and the border separating Mexico from the United States. Picture taken August 5, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 26 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WALLS DIVIDE'
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The moon is seen above the border fence which separates Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla, December 3, 2013. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still barriers separating communities around the world, from the barbed wire fence dividing the two Koreas, the fence around the Spanish enclave of Melilla, to the sectarian Peace Wall in Belfast, the Israel-Gaza barrier and the border separating Mexico from the United States. Picture taken December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 24 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WALLS DIVIDE'
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A view of the border fence which separates Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla, December 3, 2013. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still barriers separating communities around the world, from the barbed wire fence dividing the two Koreas, the fence around the Spanish enclave of Melilla, to the sectarian Peace Wall in Belfast, the Israel-Gaza barrier and the border separating Mexico from the United States. Picture taken December 3, 2013. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 22 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WALLS DIVIDE'
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A barbed wire fence decorated with South Korean national flags is pictured near the demilitarized zone which separates North and South Korea in Paju October 31, 2014. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still barriers separating communities around the world, from the barbed wire fence dividing the two Koreas, the fence around the Spanish enclave of Melilla, to the sectarian Peace Wall in Belfast, the Israel-Gaza barrier and the border separating Mexico from the United States. Picture taken October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 19 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WALLS DIVIDE'
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A section of the controversial Israeli barrier cuts beneath the West Bank refugee camp of Shuafat, October 31, 2014. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still barriers separating communities around the world, from the barbed wire fence dividing the two Koreas, the fence around the Spanish enclave of Melilla, to the sectarian Peace Wall in Belfast, the Israel-Gaza barrier and the border separating Mexico from the United States. Picture taken October 31 , 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 16 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WALLS DIVIDE'
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Paint is splashed against a section of the separation barrier in the West Bank city of Abu Dis, October 29, 2014. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still barriers separating communities around the world, from the barbed wire fence dividing the two Koreas, the fence around the Spanish enclave of Melilla, to the sectarian Peace Wall in Belfast, the Israel-Gaza barrier and the border separating Mexico from the United States. Picture taken October 29 , 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 14 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WALLS DIVIDE'
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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu in this January 14, 2013 file picture. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still barriers separating communities around the world, from the barbed wire fence dividing the two Koreas, the fence around the Spanish enclave of Melilla, to the sectarian Peace Wall in Belfast, the Israel-Gaza barrier and the border separating Mexico from the United States. Picture taken January 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/Files (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 10 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WALLS DIVIDE'
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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 in this March 15, 2014 file picture. Cyprus is split by the buffer zone east to west, with ethnic Greeks living in the south, and Turks in the north. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still barriers separating communities around the world, from the barbed wire fence dividing the two Koreas, the fence around the Spanish enclave of Melilla, to the sectarian Peace Wall in Belfast, the Israel-Gaza barrier and the border separating Mexico from the United States. Picture taken March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall/Files (CYPRUS - Tags: ANNIVERSARY POLITICS SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 06 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WALLS DIVIDE'
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A tourist walks along a section of the Peace Wall on Cupar Way in West Belfast October 3, 2014. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, there are still barriers separating communities around the world, from the barbed wire fence dividing the two Koreas, the fence around the Spanish enclave of Melilla, to the sectarian Peace Wall in Belfast, the Israel-Gaza barrier and the border separating Mexico from the United States. Picture taken October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (NORTHERN IRELAND - Tags: ANNIVERSARY POLITICS SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 02 OF 28 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'THE WALLS THAT DIVIDE' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WALLS DIVIDE'
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