The Berlin Wall: A 50-Year-Old Relic That's Still Powerful Today

On August 13th, 1961, East German troops set out to close the border between East and West once and for all with the construction of the Berlin Wall. This one-124 mile expanse of barbed wire and concrete changed the tone of the Cold War and remains a powerful symbol to this day. » 8/13/11 2:20pm 8/13/11 2:20pm