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Tiananmen Square or Tian'anmen (in simplified Chinese,天安门广场, Chinese traditional天安门广场takes Tian'anmen Guǎngchǎng) is the large square near the center of Beijing, China, named for the Tian'anmen (literally, Door of Heavenly Peace) mail to his north, which separates the Forbidden City. It is seen by many as the symbolic heart of the Chinese nation. Outside China, is famous mainly for the proclamation of the Republic of China from Mao Zedong on October 1 1949 and for the Tian'anmen Square protests of 1989. The square is 880 meters wide from north to south and 500 from east to west, making it the largest public square in the world, and, with its 440,000 square meters, is much larger than the Red Square in Moscow.

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  • Copyright: Giuseppe Nicita (peppe59) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1251 W: 14 N: 973] (14551)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-02-20
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-01-05 8:57
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