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June 18, 2013

Turkey's 'standing man'

With Turkey mired in protests, one man chose to literally take a stand.


Turkish choreographer Erdem Gunduz stands on Taksim Square following what had been a lone protest June 18, 2013 (AFP/Marco Longari).

At around 6:00 PM on June 17, Erdem Gündüz, a performance artist, began a silent protest aimed at getting around a government order banning large gatherings in Taksim Square.

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