31 Iconic Photos of World Changing Events

Tank Man At Tiananmen Square

On June 5, 1989 in Beijing, an unidentified man commonly known as “Tank Man” helped create history’s most iconic image of resistance when he stood down four Chinese tanks amid the Tiananmen Square protests against political corruption and oppression.

Taken just before that iconic image, this photo reveals the tanks as they approach “Tank Man,” standing in the middle of the street and about to make history.

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