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Ampelmännchen (German: literally little traffic light men, diminutive of Ampelmann) is the symbol shown on pedestrian signals in the former East Germany, now a part of Germany.

The Ampelmännchen is a beloved symbol in Eastern Germany, "enjoying the privileged status of being one of the few features of communist East Germany to have survived the end of the Iron Curtain with his popularity unscathed." After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Ampelmännchen acquired cult status and became a popular souvenir item in the tourism business.

Berlin, 2015

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Taken on May 1, 2015