1990 Photo Contest, People in the News, 1st prize

Tomas Muscionico

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24 November, 1989

Upon hearing an announcement of the fall of the Central Committee of Czechoslovak Communist Party, the two main champions of change, Alexander Dubcek and Vaclav Havel, embrace at the Laterna Magica Theatre. In November it was Czechoslovakia's turn to usher in a new era. The way to the presidency lay open for human rights leader and playwrite, Havel, who was installed as President of Czechoslovakia on December 29.

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Tomas Muscionico

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