People standing where the wall once stood
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Berlin marks 50 years since the building of the Wall

13 August 2011 Last updated at 21:02 BST

Germany's political leaders have attend commemorations marking the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.

The event took place on Bernauer Street, which was split down the middle by the wall which separated the east and west of the city.

The BBC's Stephen Evans reports.