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Charlie Cole dead: Tianamen Square 'Tank Man' photographer dies aged 64

American photographer Charlie Cole, whose image of the well-known “Tank Man” throughout the Tiananmen Square protests turned a defining picture of the 1989 pro-democracy protests, has died age 64.

Charlie Cole, one of many photographers who captured the well-known Tank Man on movie throughout the Tiananmen Square protests, has died.

The picture of the person standing in the best way of a column of tanks gained the 1990 World Press Photo award.

He had been residing in Bali, Indonesia, the place he died final week. Cole was one in every of 4 photographers that captured the scene on 5 June 1989, a day after lots of of individuals died within the authorities crackdown. 

He took his image for Newsweek with a telephoto lens from the balcony of a resort, framing it so the person was solely simply within the backside left nook.

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