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A high wall of concrete blocks, topped with barbed wire, divides Sebastian Strasse in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, Germany, on Feb. 15, 1962. To the left is the American sector and beyond the wall to the right is the Russian sector. (AP Photo)

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An East Berlin policeman puts bricks in place as the Berlin Wall is heightened to 15 feet, 5 m, separating East and West Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 9, 1961. People watch from their apartment building windows in background above. (AP Photo)

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An East German couple is turned away from the border, blocked by East German soldiers and barbed wire, after trying to cross into West Berlin, Aug. 13, 1961. To stem the flow of refugees to the West, East Germany closed the border to all citizens and residents, except those with a special police permit. (AP Photo/Edwin Reichert)

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West Berliners at right watch East German construction workers erect a wall across Wildenbruchstrasse and Heidelbergerstrasse in West Berlin in August 1961. Built with barbed wire and concrete, the Berlin Wall, stretching for about 30 miles, was a Cold War symbol which separated East and West Berlin, preventing people from leaving East Germany. It stood for 28 years as a division between the Soviets and the Allies. The wall was torn down after Communism collapsed in 1989. (AP Photo)

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The first of four U.S. Army trucks, detained by Soviet authorities for 54 hours when the Americans refused to have their vehicles inspected, leads the way into West Germany at the Helmstedt check point after release on Feb. 2, 1959. CPL. Richard Masiero of Stockbridge, Mass., the convoy commander, rides the running board to the driver's left as the trunk rolls past two U.S. Military policemen and a West German border guard. (AP Photo/Werner Kreusch)

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An East German worker lays some of the first stone blocks of the Berlin Wall, August 1961, shortly after the border between East and West Berlin was sealed. (AP Photo)

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The Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin's famous landmarks, towers over the Berlin Wall, in 1980. Sign at right reads: Attention: You are now leaving West Berlin. (AP Photo)

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Berlin Wall at Kielufer District of Kreuzberg, with American sector border sign, in Berlin on March 12, 1971. (AP Photo/Edwin Reichert)

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FILE - In this Jan 8, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his annual State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. A slow but steady economic recovery is generating more tax revenue than many states had anticipated, offering elected officials tantalizing choices about whether to ply voters with tax breaks, boost spending for favorite programs or sock away cash for another rainy day. The Democratic New York Governor wants to tap a surplus to roll back recent tax hikes, despite other Democrats’ ideas for new spending. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)