Photo Gallery: Pedestrian Signals Around the World
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Photo Gallery: Pedestrian Signals Around the World

Men in Hats East Germany's Cult Pedestrian Signal Turns 50

Pedestrian crossing figures vary, but the first ones in the world to wear hats originated in East Germany 50 years ago. Surviving a post-reunification attempt to have them removed, the jaunty figures have since gained cult status. SPIEGEL ONLINE looks back at their history and explores the competition.
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