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Dying Peter Fechter is carried away by East German border guards who shot him down when he tried to flee to the west  in this Aug. 17, 1962 photo.  Fechter was lying 50 minutes in no-man's land before he was taken to a hospital where he died shortly after arrival. Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 marks the 46th anniversary of the construction of Berlin Wall. The agency that manages the records of former East Germany's dreaded secret police has uncovered an order for border guards to fire on escaping citizens that is far more explicit than others on record, an official said in remarks published Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007. (AP Photo)

Dying Peter Fechter is carried away by East German border guards who shot him down when he tried to flee to the west in this Aug. 17, 1962 photo. Fechter was lying 50 minutes in no-man's land before he was taken to a hospital where he died shortly after arrival. Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 marks the 46th anniversary of the construction of Berlin Wall. The agency that manages the records of former East Germany's dreaded secret police has uncovered an order for border guards to fire on escaping citizens that is far more explicit than others on record, an official said in remarks published Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007. (AP Photo)

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