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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken: The iconic photo of Tank Man, the unknown rebel who stood in front of a column of Chinese tanks in an act of defiance following the Tiananmen Square protests of Seconcs later he was rolled over by the tanks.

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Everyone on the planet thought he was going to get run over... until the last possible second

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The moment leading up to the Tiananmen Square stand off. The lone man can be seen holding his ground in the left of the picture with the advancing tanks on the right. Photo by Terril Jones.

IF YOU EVER FEEL YOU ARE INEFFECTUAL - LOOK AT THE MAN ON THE LOWER LEFT FOR INSPIRATION

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Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen

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Behind-the-scenes images tell the story of the iconic Tiananmen Square "Tank Man" photo, taken 26 years ago today

Behind-the-scenes images tell the story of the iconic Tiananmen Square "Tank Man" photo, taken 26 years ago today

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The anonymous Tank Man, Tiananmen Square. When the Chinese military moved into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989 to forcibly remove pro-democracy protestors, an anonymous man famously decided to place himself in front of the long column of Chinese tanks that were rumbling into the area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_Man

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Tank Man (now with more raw footage), an act of near suicidal courage by one man on th 6/6/89. Twenty five years ago to-day (June 4th 1989) the massacre of thousands of peacfully demonstrating students occured in & around Tiananmen Square in Peking (now Beijing), China. Never forget their sacrifice. One day history will show that their deaths were not in vain. Please share this & remember!

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Stuart Franklin: how I photographed Tiananmen Square and 'tank man'

The 'Tank Man' stopping the column of T59 tanks on 5th June 1989 at Tianenman Square