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Thomas Hoepker Two brothers meet at the border crossing outside Friedrichstrasse station, (dubbed "Palace of Tears.") West Berlin. Germany © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Modern concrete-slab buildings and a picture of General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party Erich Honecker. Saxony-Anhal, Halle-Neustadt, Germany 1975. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker The rear window of a "Trabbi" (Trabant) car with a decorative plastic cushion. East Berlin, Germay. 1974. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Children playing at the Berlin Wall in Berlin-Wedding. East Berlin, Germany, 1963. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Vacationers in the woods on the shore of the Baltic Sea have lunch in a parking lot in front of their Trabant and Skoda cars. Ruegen, Germany. 1974. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker East Germany, East Berlin. A parade marking the tenth anniversary of the proclamation of East Germany. Poster of Ulbricht at right.
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Thomas Hoepker A child playing by the Berlin Wall. The latin words 'In Tyrannos' has been written in capital letters on the Wall. West-Berlin, Germany. 1963. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker A May Day demonstration march passes by new apartment housing for workers, called Plattenbau, in the Weissensee district. East Berlin, Germany. May 1, 1975. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker After the fall of the Berlin Wall, people gather chunks of the wall as souvenirs. Berlin, Germany, 1990. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Guenter Kunert, writer, sitting in an armchair in his house in the Buch district of East Berlin. One of his many cats stands on a table. Berlin, Germany. 1975. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Adolescents sitting at the fountain in Alexanderplatz . East Germany, East Berlin. 1974. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker EAST GERMANY. East Berlin. 1975. Children playing in a car wreck in Prrenzlauer Berg district. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Uniformed couple flirting during a military air show in Magdeburg. Magdeburg, Germany. 1974. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Celebrating the unification of Germany on October 3, 1990 at the Brandenburg Gate. Berlin, Germany, 1900. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos