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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Richard Nixon, Thirty-Seventh President
Nixon visits a memorial for East Germans,  Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1969
During his first trip to Europe as president, Nixon visits a memorial for East Germans killed while attempting to escape East Berlin. The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 by the communist government of East Germany to stop the flow of people into capitalist West Berlin.
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