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In pictures: Tiananmen remembered

Wreath in Hong Kong's Victoria Park - 04/06/07

A black wreath flies to mark the 18th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

Candlelight vigil in Hong Kong - 04/06/07

Tens of thousands attended a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong - an annual event that is always well attended.

Participants in the candlelight vigil in Hong Kong - 04/06/07

Hong Kong is the only part of China's territory that is allowed to commemorate the events of Tiananmen.

Young boy and other onlookers watch the flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square - 04/06/07

In Tiananmen Square itself, the day began as always with a flag-raising ceremony, watched by a small number of onlookers.

Chinese soldiers stand guard for the flag-raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square - 04/06/07

Security was reportedly tight around the square, which in 1989 was the scene of weeks of pro-democracy demonstrations.

Hong Kong pro-democracy legislator Leung Kwok Hung wears a t-shirt with an iconic image of the Tiananmen massacre - 04/06/07

On 4 June 1989, the Chinese government sent in its troops - leading to the deaths of many students and civilians.

Poster showing victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Hong Kong - 04/06/07

Beijing has always refused to apologise, saying the action was necessary to stop what it called a counter-revolutionary uprising.

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