\ The World War II Photo of the Day


   9.24.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Vacancy, But ...
International News photo, dated June 4, 1945

Berlin's Admiral Hotel is in ruins, with a number of destroyed German armored vehicles and half-tracks on the street in front of it. The photo was taken during the Battle of Berlin in late April–early May 1945, and released much later; smoke can be seen pouring out of the buildings while soldiers watch.

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