Saturday, November 18, 2006

1989 Tiananmen Square protests

Tank Man or the Unknown Rebel is the nickname of an anonymous man who became internationally famous when he was videotaped and photographed during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Several photographs were taken of the man, who is seen to stand in front of a column of Chinese Type 59 tanks, preventing their advance. The most widely reproduced version of the photograph was taken by Jeff Widener (Associated Press), from the sixth floor of the Beijing Hotel, about half a mile away, through a 400mm lens.

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