A man walks along the bank of the Yellow River to fish as the Sammenxia Dam discharges flood waters downstream, in Pinglu, Shanxi province on July 6, 2014. (China Daily/Reuters)
A resident walks along a railway track surrounded by trees on both sides, in Nanjing, China on June 15, 2014. (Reuters)
Tens of thousands of people hold a vigil in Hong Kong on June 4, 2014 to mark the bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters 25 years ago in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.
Public discussion of Tiananmen is forbidden in China and online references to it are heavily censored, leaving many of the country’s youth ignorant of what happened. “I had never heard of the Tiananmen incident until I was studying in the United States when I was 18,” said a 25-year-old woman, who was visiting Hong Kong from Beijing.
Peter Charlesworth, A lone cyclist walks past street barriers on Changan Avenue hours after the nighttime crackdown on protestors in Tiananmen Square, 1989.
David Turnley, As thousands of Chinese troops rolled into the heart of Beijing, the mother of one of the students begs a young soldier to put down his arms, Tiananmen Square, June 3, 1989.
David Turnley, A young woman paints a sign for the mass protests at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, 1989.
Robert Croma, Tiananmen Square, Beijing, May/June 1989.
A girl reads a book on her balcony as smoke rises from chimneys of a steel plant, on a hazy day in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, China on April 3, 2014. (William Hong/Reuters)