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Jeff Widener / The Associated Press file, 1989
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tiananmen’s brave ‘Tank Man’ remains mystery, 25 years later

A lone Chinese man briefly blocks a line of tanks heading east from Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 5, 1989, a day after the Communist Party’s crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. While the image of Tank Man is widely known outside of China, inside the country very few people have seen it.