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Twenty five years ago this week, protests at Tiananmen Square in Beijing ended in bloodshed. Hundreds died in the government crackdown. Thousands gathered in Hong Kong to mark the event and remember the victims, though no events were planned in China. -- (22 photos total)

A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. from Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 5, 1989. A quarter century after the Communist Party's attack on demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the ruling party prohibits public discussion and 1989 is banned from textbooks and Chinese websites. (Jeff Widener/Associated Press)