Ich Bin Ein Berliner
Meet the Ampelmann, the little green guy who graces the street lights in the former East Berlin. After reunification, the spunky green dude was set to vanish, replaced by the more generic EU-standard green/walk sign. But there was an uproar. Shirts and postcards were made with the Ampelmann on it and EU authorities gave in and let him stay.
By David Farley, AFAR Contributor