For Belfast, keeping peace means a city of walls

Associated Press
For Belfast, keeping peace means a city of walls

In this photo dated June 10 2013 a massive wall and fence separates the Protestant Cluan Place from the Catholic Short Strand area. When President Obama comes to Belfast, he’s expected to praise a country at peace and call for walls that separate Irish Catholics and British Protestants to come tumbling down. Barely a 10-minute walk from where the U.S. leader is speaking Monday, June 17, 2013, those walls have kept growing in size and number throughout two decades of slow-blooming peace. Residents on both sides of the battlements today insist they must stay to keep violence at bay. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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