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Associated Press Photographer Peter Hillebrecht Remembers When the Berlin Wall was Built

BERLIN (AP).- Fifty years after his pictures of the Berlin Wall going up were published around the globe, former AP photographer Peter Hillebrecht slowly walked along a cobblestone strip that serves as a reminder of the barrier that once divided the German capital — and relived the day. “I got a phone call at 2:30 in the morning from an editor telling me that the East Germans had started building a wall through the city,” the 81-year-old said during a recent visit to Berlin, ahead of the 50th anniversary Saturday of the building of the wall. “So I ran out and took some of the first pictures at night, and then many more during daylight in the Tiergarten neighborhood and Brandenburg Gate where the East