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A German Year (151-200)

March 1990 Leipzig

The west politicians and west concerns have descended on the GDR

March 1990 Desolate housing conditions

Years of neglect characterise large swathes of the GDR

March 1990 Electioneering is underway

The ex-ruling party SED has renamed itself PDS

March 1990 Leipzig

Kids try out skateboards watched by suspicious citizens

March 1990 Leipzig

Kids try out skateboards watched by suspicious citizens

March 1990 Leipzig

Dumped magazines are snapped up by passers-by

March 1990 Leipzig

Dumped magazines

March 1990 Leipzig

Everyone wants to test famous west products

March 1990 Leipzig

Huge west bananas are on offer

March 1990 Leipzig

Everyone tries to make a killing even Fruit & Veg Merchants

March 1990 Leipzig

Fruit & Veg merchants have come from the west with their wares

March 1990 Leipzig

Politicians with high recognition are used to draw the crowds

March 1990 Leipzig

Publishing houses from Hamburg ply their trade trying to get new readership

March 1990 Leipzig

A lucky mushroom sells lotto tickets

March 1990 Leipzig

Otto Graf Lambsdorff, one of the heads of the FDP takes a look around

March 1990 Leipzig

Otto Graf Lambsdorff and his wife on inspection tour

March 1990 Leipzig

Otto Graf Lambsdorff and security detail

March 1990 Leipzig

Otto and his wife and security

March 1990 Leipzig

Helmut Kohl was credited by the GDR of achieving reunification

March 1990 Leipzig

Kids watch west TV

March 1990 Leipzig

Digital watches have arrived!

March 1990 Leipzig

A voter goes into a polling booth

March 1990 Leipzig

A relaxed but watchful atmosphere as voting gets underway - the first free elections

March 1990 Leipzig

Humble entrance to the voting station with potted plants

March 1990 Leipzig

A happy voter

March 1990 Leipzig

Voting is brisk

March 1990 Leipzig

Going to vote

March 1990 Leipzig

Instructions on voting etiquette

March 1990 Leipzig

Voting

March 1990 Leipzig

Votes being returned for counting

March 1990 Leipzig

Votes being returned

March 1990 Leipzig

Citizens have been carefully monitoring the counting of votes

March 1990 Leipzig

The voting form is inspected

March 1990 Leipzig

The counting begins

March 1990 Leipzig

At the CDU party Kohl is watched in TV

March 1990 Leipzig

The atmosphere is tense

March 1990 Leipzig

CDU members begin to rejoice their victory

March 1990 Leipzig

While over at the SPD, the mood is depressed

March 1990 Leipzig

Hans-Wilhelm Ebeling, Deutschen Sozialen Union (DSU), receives congratulations

March 1990 Leipzig

Hans-Wilhelm Ebeling, Deutschen Sozialen Union (DSU) peopares for a press conference

March 1990 Leipzig

CDU and CSU party after the election results

March 1990 Leipzig

Young CSU voters have come from Munich to the election

April 1990 Berlin

Near Checkpoint Charlie, the wall is being removed

March 1990 Berlin

Soon the Americans will return to the States

March 1990 Berlin

Pieces of the wall await removal

March 1990 Berlin

The death strip is being prepared for its new life

March 1990 Berlin

Concrete blocks still seal the entrances to the underground on Potsdamerplatz

March 1990 Berlin

Parts of the wall still stand as connections in the form of roads are laid across the wasteland that is Potsdamerplatz

March 1990 Berlin

A photo from the 1920's marks the space that I am standing and begins to lead to Souvenirs

March 1990 berlin

The GDR still checks passports in an attempt to pretend that it is "business as usual"