June 1989: in pictures
compiled by Henrietta Wang, Xiao Bendan and Professor Fact Portugal
Thousands marched on central Beijing in the name of blind optimism and a not unreasonable expectation of not being shot by their own government.
By the late 80s, Chinese counterfeiters were only starting to learn how to copy prominent American brands.
A passer-by pauses to whisper encouragement to PLA troops.
In the grand tradition of all student protests, Tiananmen 1989 allowed geeky boys to ineptly put the moves on girls barely aware of their existence.
Pioneer Zhao Ziyang inaugurates a Chinese tradition, leading a tour group to Tiananmen while bellowing through a megaphone.
6 June, 1989: news of the deaths in Beijing reaches this giraffe.