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[VIDEO] How a Hong Kong Photographer Took the Iconic Tiananmen Tankman Photo

A photo of Chinese man in a white shirt and black trousers holding shopping bags in each hand, standing defiantly in front of a column of tanks, became a defining image of the Tiananmen Square crackdown of June 4, 1989.

The most famous photograph of the anonymous figure, known simply as Tank Man, was taken by Jeff Widener for Associated Press. There were others who also captured the dramatic scene, however, including a photographer from Hong Kong.

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