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China defends Tiananmen crackdown on eve of 25th anniversary

A shopper stands in front of a mock tank made by university students, imitating those used during the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, during an exhibition on the movement at Hong Kong's Causeway Bay shopping district June 3, 2014. Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of the crackdown. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A shopper stands in front of a mock tank made by university students, imitating those used during the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, during an exhibition on the movement at Hong Kong's Causeway...more

A shopper stands in front of a mock tank made by university students, imitating those used during the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, during an exhibition on the movement at Hong Kong's Causeway Bay shopping district June 3, 2014. Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of the crackdown. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Policemen watch as tourists take pictures in front of the Tiananmen Gate, in Beijing, June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Policemen watch as tourists take pictures in front of the Tiananmen Gate, in Beijing, June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Policemen watch as tourists take pictures in front of the Tiananmen Gate, in Beijing, June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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