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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, calling for an end to the recent violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way.

The story behind the iconic Tiananmen Square Tank Man photo by Jeff Widener didn’t end after the click of the shutter—the film had to be smuggled past Chinese soldiers in the underwear of an American college student named Kirk. See more here.

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    I was born the same day, same year, as Tank man.
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    This is one of my favorite pictures of all time.
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