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A man stands in front of a column of tanks on the the Avenue of Eternal Peace in Beijing, China, June 1989. (Stringer/Reuters)

Microsoft’s search engine Bing temporarily blocked searches for the famous image of a man standing in front of a column of tanks at Tiananmen Square in 1989, in a move the company said was made in error.

The action came on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, during which Chinese soldiers gunned down students and other pro-democracy protesters. Bing users searching for “tank man,” the image of a protester standing in front of a line of tanks, reported that the search turned up zero results in Bing’s images and videos tabs, according to the Wall Street Journal.

“This is due to an accidental human error and we are actively working to resolve this,” Microsoft said in a statement on Friday.

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