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Berlin trying to save the 'Wall'!

After twenty years of cold indifference, 26 of the wall remnants are now under protection orders. Berliners are getting serious about saving the most famous symbol...

art and culture Updated: Jul 18, 2009 11:14 IST

After many years of indifference, Berliners have started getting serious about saving what's left of the most famous symbol of the Cold War.

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, locals viewed it as merely an unfortunate reminder of a bad past. No one thought of preserving the relic. Researchers believe that more pieces of the wall are now overseas than still in Berlin.

The feeling at the time was: "Why should we deal with this just because the rest of the world expects us to?'" said one wall researcher. There is still resistance to declaring Europe's most famous wall a world heritage site, but 26 wall remnants are now under protection orders.