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In Virginia one can find pieces of the Berlin Wall — it is the second largest display of the Wall outside of Germany.

These segments of the Wall are in Freedom Park, which is an outdoor museum in Arlington. It was founded in 1996 to celebrate the spirit of freedom and the struggle to preserve it. In addition to the Wall, exhibits include stones from the Warsaw Ghetto, a headless statue of Vladimir Lenin (one of many that were beheaded when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991), a bronze cast of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birmingham jail-cell door, a bronze casting of a boat used by Cuban refugees, a casting of a South African ballot box from Apartheid, and a reproduction of "Freedom," the statue that caps the dome of the US Capitol. In addition, the park features a memorial to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

It is interesting that I saw remains of the Berlin Wall (for the first time) in two different parts of the world within two months (see yesterday’s posting for an image of the Wall in situ in Berlin).

Technical: Color levels adjusted slightly, contrast and sharpening applied, and cropped.

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