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Policeman stands guard at Tiananmen Rostrum ahead of Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary

A Chinese paramilitary policeman guards on the Tiananmen Rostrum, June 3, in Beijing, China, on the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Hundreds of students died in the Tiananmen Square area of Beijing in June 1989 when the Chinese government sent in troops to crush a pro-democracy uprising and preserve one-party rule in China.

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