Magnum Photos —  Thomas Hoepker — EAST GERMANY. The streets of medieval Mehlhausen's old city center in Thuringia are adorned with flags.

Magnum Photos — Thomas Hoepker — EAST GERMANY. The streets of medieval Mehlhausen's old city center in Thuringia are adorned with flags.

Though full reunification was still years away, the contact between the two sides was instant and deeper than it had been in decades. A West Berliner here prepares to hand over a West German flag to East German policemen near the Brandenburg Gate.

42 Inspiring Pictures From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Though full reunification was still years away, the contact between the two sides was instant and deeper than it had been in decades. A West Berliner here prepares to hand over a West German flag to East German policemen near the Brandenburg Gate.

East Berlin. 1974. A wall with torn posters of Ernst Thaelmann and an East German flag behind broken glass in the Prenzlauer Berg district.

East Berlin. 1974. A wall with torn posters of Ernst Thaelmann and an East German flag behind broken glass in the Prenzlauer Berg district.

East German Flag Bearers During Parade

East German Flag Bearers During Parade

Passersby look back at three teenagers draped in East German flags in East Berlin during the first election day since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Passersby look back at three teenagers draped in East German flags in East Berlin during the first election day since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

We're guessing this great photo was taken some time in the early 80's.   If you know better, let us know.  Bleachers and CO

We're guessing this great photo was taken some time in the early 80's. If you know better, let us know. Bleachers and CO

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