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22 April 1989 – Students gesture and shout slogans as they pay respects on in Beijing to former Chinese Communist Party leader and liberal reformer Hu Yaobang. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
A picture dated 22 April 1989 shows several hundred of 200,000 pro-democracy student protesters face to face with policemen outside the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
Student hunger strikers from Beijing University relax on 14 May 1989 as several hundred students stage a huge demonstration at Tiananmen Square. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
Paramedics evacuate an ailing student student hunger striker from Beijing University 17 May 1989 at Tiananmen Square as students enter the fifth day of a marathon hunger strike as part of mass pro-democracy protest against the Chinese government. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
Beijing residents holding placards written in English walk in procession on May 18, 1989 in support of student hunger strikers. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
Pro-democracy demonstrators surround a truck filled with People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers 20 May 1989. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
More than a million Chinese workers filled the streets of Beijing on May 18, 1989 to support the students’ pro-democracy movement and their hunger strike. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
Waving banners, high school students march in Beijing streets near Tiananmen Square on 25 May 1989 during a rally to support the pro-democracy protests. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
A student from an art institute plasters the neck of a “Statue of Liberty” replica, known as the “Goddess of Democracy” – 30 May 1989 – in Tiananmen Square. The statue was unveiled in front of the Great Hall of the People (R) and the monument to the People’s Heroes (C) to promote the pro-democracy protest against the Chinese government. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
This file photo taken on June 2, 1989 shows hundreds of thousands of Chinese gathering around a 10-metre replica of the Statue of Liberty (C), called the Goddess of Democracy, in Tiananmen Square. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
A dissident student asks soldiers to go back home as crowds flooded into central Beijing on 3 June 1989. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
A dissident student asks soldiers to go back home as crowds flooded into the central Beijing, 3 June 1989. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
In a file picture taken on June 4, 1989, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers leap over a barrier on Tiananmen Square in central Beijing. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people were killed in central Beijing on the night of June 3-4, 1989. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
June 4, 1989 – A girl wounded during the clash between the army and students near Tiananmen Square. Photo: Catherine Henriette/AFP.
Taken care by others, an unidentified foreign journalist (2nd-r) is carried out from the clash site between the army and students on 4 June 1989 near Tiananmen Square. Photo: Tommy Cheng/AFP.
Beijing residents inspect the interior of one of over 20 armoured personnel carrier burnt by demonstrators to prevent troops from moving into Tiananmen Square, 4 June 1989. Photo: Manuel Ceneta/AFP.
Beijing, Fuxing Road in front of the Military Museum, the morning of 4 June 1989 – An ambulance carrying wounded drives west on the road from Tiananmen square.
Beijing, Fuxing Road in front of the Military Museum, the morning of 4 June 1989 – Civilians climb atop an armored vehicle.
Beijing, Fuxing Road from Muxudi to the Military Museum, the morning of 4 June – A military convoy blocked and surrounded by civilians. Some soldiers claimed to be members of the recently arrived 28th Army, not involved the shootings during the previous night. Most kept silent.
Beijing, Fuxing Road in front of the PLA 301st Hospital, the morning of 4 June 1989 – Human remains run over by tanks during the previous night.
Beijing, Fuxing Road in front of PLA 301st Hospital, the morning of 4 June 1989 – A crowd gathers around the remains.
Beijing, intersection of Fuxing and Wanshou Roads, the morning of 4 June 1989 – Civilians flee from gunfire.
Beijing, Muxudi, the afternoon of 5 June 1989 – After the tank patrol passes, civilians push buses back into place at the roadblock.
Beijing, Dongsi, the afternoon of 5 June 1989 – A young man holds up a Goddess of Democracy T-Shirt.
Where top Chinese Communist Party officials reside, the afternoon of 5 June 1989 – “Down with the Fascist Government! Deng Xiaoping is a murderer! Down with Deng! Down with [Vice Chairman of the Central Military Committee] Yang Shangkun! Down with [Premier] Li Peng!”
This photo taken on June 6, 1989 shows People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tanks and soldiers guarding the strategic Chang’an Avenue leading to Tiananmen Square in Beijing two days after their crackdown on pro-democracy students. Photo: Manuel Ceneta/AFP.

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