This undated photo provide by the European Space Agency and captured by ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers, shows the German capital Berlin from the International Space Station, ISS. Seen from above, street lights in the former East Berlin appear slightly more orange; those in the western part of the city are a harsher yellow. (

In some ways, Berlin is still divided 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Seen from space, the city’s lights show a stark contrast, with orange lights in the east and white lights in the west.
One of the reasons for this is that each side of the city still uses different types of lights, light shades, and fittings.
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Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Berlin is divided by light.

The contrast is a legacy from the Cold War, when Germany was divided from east to west as tensions mounted between America and the West, against Russia. Berlin was divided down the middle by a brick and wire wall for 10,316 days. When the wall fell, it heralded the end of the Cold War.

And while Berlin has been a united city for 30 years now, the division can still be seen glowing on clear nights. East Berlin glows orange while to West Berlin glows a bright white.

European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers took the image at the top of this story from the International Space Station.

One of the reasons for the light divide is that the

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