自由女神, zìyóu nǚshén, the “Goddess of Democracy,” was a symbol of the 1989 Tienanmen Square protests in China. The Chinese government has attempted to suppress the goddess’s image, but activists are keeping her in the public eye despite the risk of prison.
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Back when I was a little kid, something like 20 years ago, my mother took me on a trip to Paris. For about a week, we wandered around the city of lights, visited friends, took the metro, ate crepes, climbed the Eiffel tower and more. On the morning of our last day there, my mother told me we only had time to visit one more place before going home and that I’d have to choose between Disneyland or… the Louvre.