Tiananmen Square: 20 Years Later

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June 4, 2009 6:17 p.m.

Armed police keep strict watch in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on June 4, the 20th anniversary of the bloody crackdown in 1989 on thousands of democracy protesters in the square.

Newscom/Kyodo

Images of victims from 20 years ago are displayed on a large screen as thousands of people take part in a candlelight vigil in Victoria Park in Hong Kong on Thursday.

Newscom/AFP

Newscom/EPN

The organizers of the candlelight vigil in Victoria Park say there has been a record turnout for the event, estimating the crowd size at 150,000.

Newscom/EPN

Outside a church in Macau.

Newscom/EPN

Chinese dissident Wuer Kaixi, one of the main student leaders from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, speaks to reporters at Taiwan’s Taoyuan airport on Thursday.

Newscom/AFP

Hong Kong’s Victoria Park.

Newscom/Kyodo

Victoria Park.

Newscom/AFP

Macau.

Newscom/EPN

Victoria Park.

Newscom/AFP

Armed policemen stand guard in Tiananmen Square on Thursday.

Newscom/Kyodo

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