Silver Linings?

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[Beijing, June 1. Image via Getty]

A child plays on railings in front of the Monument to the People's Heroes in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 1, 2009. Twenty years after their forebears stood up for political reform with the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square and the resulting bloody crackdown, today's Beijing students shrug that off with a mixture of ignorance, political apathy, and different priorities. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

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The BBC pieces on Tiananmen Square this week have been so interesting. Yesterday they talked to families of some of the students and a former high ranking member of the Party who lost just about everything when he spoke up against the government crackdown, and today there was one on the photojournalist who took the pictures of the man who stood in front of the tanks.