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A Chinese man blocks a line of tanks on June5, 1989 the day after the government forcibly removed pro democracy demonstrators from Beijing's Tiananmn Square

A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Cangan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. The man has never been identified.

from Lens Blog

Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen

Twenty years ago, on June 5, 1989, following weeks of huge protests in Beijing and a crackdown that resulted in the deaths of hundreds, a lone man stepped in front of a column of tanks rumbling past Tiananmen Square. The moment instantly became a symbol of the protests as well as a symbol against oppression worldwide — an anonymous act of defiance seared into our collective consciousnesses. To this day, the identity and fate of the man in the picture remain unclear. A riveting documentary…

Tiananmen Square. Solitary man faces an oncoming armed tank. June 05, 1989. Army rift reported in Beijing which led to the shooting of civilians as the world watched in horror!

The unknown yet famous 'Tank Man', who stood in front of a column of Chinese tanks on June 5, 1989, during the #Tiananmen Square protests.#China

from CNN

Portraits of conflict: Can an image stop the bloodshed? - CNN.com

Portraits of conflict: Can an image stop the bloodshed? Description: A lone man stands in protest in front of a column of Chinese tanks on June 5, 1989, the morning after the massacre of pro-democracy protesers in Tiananmen Square. The "tank man" became famous around the world.