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Rescue workers stand at the scene where a truck ploughed through a crowd in Berlin. Photograph: Reuters
Guten morgen. Berlin has symbolised many things over the centuries - many good and, sadly, many bad.
All of the fault lines of 20th-century history seemed to pass through Germany’s capital city: From the first World War to the perniciousness of Nazism to the physical manifestation of the great schism between capitalist western Europe and communist eastern Europe.