Tiananmen Square

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The affirmation of absolute power is embodied in this 20ha-esplanade (capable of holding one million people), a megalomaniac creation of Mao, whose portrait is still a prominent feature of the square. It is the heart of Beijing where Stalin-inspired official monuments rub shoulders with traditional edifices. In 1989, Tiananmen Square became the bloody symbol of democratic aspiration; the raising of the flag ritual continues to take place every day at dawn.

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Place Tian'Anmen Beijing

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