Berlin Wall demolished for condos

Associated Press
German police struggles with a protestor as they protect a part of the former Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany, Friday, March 1, 2013. Berliners are protesting as a construction company removes a section of a historic stretch of the Berlin Wall known as the East Side Gallery to provide access to a riverside plot where luxury condominiums are being built. Since German reunification, the stretch of the wall has been preserved as a historical monument and transformed into an open air gallery painted with colorful murals, and has become a popular tourist attraction. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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Parts of the East Side Gallery, the longest remaining section of the historic Berlin Wall, were cleared March 27 for luxury apartments. The decision sparked outcry from residents and even celebrity David Hasselhoff, who lent his star power to protests against the move.

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