Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 10 July 2012

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We continue with iconic photographs for the daily quiz.
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One of the most striking non-violent protests against the full might of the state. This photograph was taken by Jeff Widener in 1989. Shooting the protests for the Associated Press, Jeff captured this shot of “the unknown rebel” standing in front of a line of tanks. The man was shortly led away and never seen again, but his act of nonviolent protest was seen as a pivotal moment in world history.
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Which event was this a part of?
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The photograph of the "Tank Man" or the "Unknown Soldier" temporarily stopping the advance of a column of Type-59 tanks, was captured at the Tiananmen Square by Jeff Widener on June 5, 1989. The photograph is widely considered among "the most iconic images of the 20th century". Jeff had been covering the Chinese protests for the Associated Press
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The man received widespread international recognition, due to the photographs and videotapes, taken of the incident. Despite his anonymity, he is commonly referred to in Chinese as Wang Weilin (王維林). Video footage shows that two figures in blue attire pulled the man away from in front of the tank column, and disappeared with him into a nearby crowd. The man was never seen again and his true identity remains a mystery till date.

1 comment:

  1. tank man at tiananmen square in beijing, china.