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Sections of Berlin Wall artwork removed for property development

Sections of the Berlin Wall are being removed to make way for property development on prime real estate near the Spree river.

Construction workers try to lift a piece of the Wall at the East Side Gallery in Berlin. Credit: Florian Schuh/DPA

Much of the artwork was added after the fall of communism as artists from around the world came to depict their visions of freedom.

A cut is pictured at the East Side Gallery in Berlin. Credit: Florian Schuh/DPA