25 Dec. 1989
Bucharest, France (French Republic)
FILE PHOTO 25DEC89 - Members of special troops lie dead in front of their armoured vehicles after being shot by the army in the Bucharest suburb of Taberei December 25, 1989. This month Romania celebrates in subdued mood 10 years since the violent uprising, during which the country's communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was toppled and shot on Christmas Day, 1989. More than 1,000 Romanians were killed across Romania during clashes between demonstrators and Ceausescu's security forces, in what amounted to eastern Europe's most violent anti-communist revolution.