1990 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Gilles Saussier


01 January, 1989

Soldiers under fire in Timisoara, a name which became a battle-cry of the Romanian revolution. For a long time it looked as if the tide of change sweeping over Eastern Europe would pass Romania by, but the arrest of a clergyman in Timisoara sparked the first anti-communist riots.

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Gilles Saussier

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