24 Dec. 1989
Bucharest, France (French Republic)
FILE PHOTO 24DEC89 - Bucharest residents demontrate in front of a burning building at Republic square asking for freedom and democracy December 24, 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 Ceaucescu's security forces, in what amounted to eastern Europe's most violent anti-communist revolution.