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7 Cold War-Era Photos Show That East German Secret Police Were Hipsters, Terrible At Disguises

Newly discovered photos currently on display in Berlin at the Morgen Contemporary Gallery show East German secret police in various disguises. The photos, originally part of an internal course called "the art of disguise" are ridiculous. They all look like costume tests for a Steve Martin movie. That or the photo evidence of the average Brooklyn man's wardrobe.

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Posted on August 4, 2011, at 12:01 a.m. ET

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