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Global Scan

Welcome to Sochi?

The winter Olympics in Sochi are just three weeks away, and things are starting to fall into place — including a host of new events. Plus a new beer made from whale meal in Iceland and a bet that cost two men an ear in Siberia in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today, we're looking for the city that's home to an unusual German landmark. It's a former Nazi air raid shelter that was later used as a prison, a fruit cellar, and a venue for techno raves. Now it's coming back as a contemporary art gallery in Berlin, the answer to our quiz. Lisa Mullins gets details from Der Spiegel reporter R. Jay Magill.

Global Politics

Owning a piece of the Berlin Wall

Twenty years ago, the wall that divided East and West Berlin came down in dramatic fashion. Since that time, the Berlin Wall has been broken up. Former Berlin resident Juliane Camfield tells Alex Gallafent she could never own a piece of the wall.