Tank Man: The amazing story behind the iconic picture of the 20th century
Twenty-five years on, one image of the Tiananmen Square protests sustains. The iconic photograph 'Tank Man' was taken by Jeff Widener and this is his story. ...
This 1989 speech is one of the most important in China's history — and only eight people have heard it
Two days before the Tiananmen crackdown, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping made a then-unpopular case for linking economic reform with tight-fisted politics.
Rachel Corrie
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Algerian War
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Neda Agha-Soltan
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2009 Ashura protests
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Santa Cruz massacre
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Mohamed Bouazizi
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Ghulja Incident
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