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View of hundreds of documents in the archives of the former East... News PhotoAbundance,Archives,Berlin,Document,Former,Germany,Horizontal,Police Force,Politics,Privacy,Stasi,SurveillancePhotographer Collection: AFP 2009 AFPView of hundreds of documents in the archives of the former East German secret police, known as the Stasi in Berlin on June 22, 2009. The Office of the Federal Commissioner (BStU), a state-funded body which manages the archives of the former East German secret police Stasi, preserves the records of the Ministry for State Security of the GDR, making them available for various purposes to private individuals, institutions and the public in accordance with strict legal regulations. AFP PHOTO JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)