The Big Picture: Berlin Wall gallery under threat

Paintings from the so-called East Side Gallery in Berlin

Policemen walk past parts of the so-called East Side Gallery in Berlin, a 1.3km section of the remaining Berlin Wall that now hosts more than 100 paintings by artists from around the world. Plans to demolish part of the wall have prompted protests from local groups keen to secure its survival. The wording on the top right image translates into English as: "It is necessary to break down many walls."

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