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ROMANIA / Bucharest / 26.01.09..A television screen shot of the military trial of Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena which occurred on Christmas day 1989 during the Romanian Revolution. Romanian television replayed the trial and a documentary about his rule of Romania on the occasion of his birthday, 26 January. Ceausescu would have been 91 years-old in 2009, but he and his wife were executed directly following the trial by firing squad. Romania experienced the most oppressive of the former Eastern Bloc's Communist regimes and by the late 1980s shops were empty of food, the imfamous secret police called the Securitate had created a police state and Ceausescu had launched grandisose Communist building projects modeled after North Korea that involved leveling one fifth of historic Bucharest...© Davin Ellicson / Anzenberger