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Candlelight Vigil

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Candlelight Vigil

Candlelight vigil held in Hong Kong's Victoria Park in remembrance of those who died in the Tienanmen Square massacre in 1989. An estimated 150,000 people gathered for the vigil.


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Date: Fri June 5, 2009
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Had forgotten all about this Tim love it how are things with you ? really captures a moment in time Thumbs Up! Smile! Wink
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#1 Fri June 5, 2009 11:20pm

It must have been a moving experience. I was at University in 1989 and will never forget how this terrible massacre affected Chinese students I knew. The sad thing is that not much has changed in China once you get past the 'spin'.
#2 Sat June 6, 2009 4:17am

Captures it so well. Viv
#3 Sat June 6, 2009 9:15am

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Thanks for the kind comments. It was a very powerful sight and experience. 150,000 people of all races, nationalities and ages gathered together peacefully, singing songs by candlelight and remembering those who were killed in the massacre. It was interesting to hear what some of the Chinese students who were at Tienanmen Square on June 4, 2009. Some of them now support the Chinese government and others hate it even more. There is no common ground for all of the students.

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#4 Sat June 6, 2009 2:16pm

Its all been said.
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16
#5 Sat June 6, 2009 6:51pm

this is such a telling photograph... the capture is poignant
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#6 Sun June 7, 2009 2:51am

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