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guyinpraguepsring.jpg
This man's face says it all: "Why?" He seems to have lost all hope as the tanks go by him and he stares blankly at the tanks invading his home.

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This image shows a man holding up a bloody Czech flag following the violence of 1968. In the background, a Soviet tank stands with soldiers casually sitting on top.

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This image depicts a man who is kneeling in front of the hastily constructed shrine on November 17th. It's almost odd that this event became as celebrated as it was, considering the fact that there were no actual deaths, just injuries. Regardless,…

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On November 26th, Havel met with Dubcek, who was cheered on by the people. Citizens remembered his efforts during the Prague Spring, and cheered for him as he stood up and spoke with Havel. He was surprised to be accepted by the people as they…

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Wenceslas Square was packed with people on the day of the General Strike, all gathering around the statue and showing their solidarity. People were excited to finally be able to speak out in public, and prior to the strike, continued to gather here.…

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Vaclav Havel in shown here waving to the crowds down below in Wenceslas Square. He appears to be excited and jubilant, like many of the people were during this two hour General Strike. After so many years of living in silence, people were simply…

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Jan Opletal was a student who died in 1939 as a result of Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. His death was a powerful rallying point for students in 1989 as they began to refer to Opletal to inspire their own revolution. Plagues were made all over…

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This demonstration was one of the largest to occur following the 17th, happening just before the General Strike the day after. In the photograph, Vaclav Havel is in the center holding up two fingers like the other people features within the…

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On a balcony overlooking Wenceslas Square, Vaclav Havel is shown smiling and looking down at the crowd below. He and the others behind him are showing two fingers, and appear to be more jubilant and euphoric. In the first two days of the revolution,…

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This image shows a nonviolent protest occurring during the Velvet Revolution. The small figure of the protester is contrasted with the large and imposing line of riot police, holding shields as if to ward off the meager candles she places.
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