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ROMANIA / Bucharest / 26.01.2009..A television screen shot of a Communist rally in support of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Romanian television played 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 by firing squad on Christmas day 1989 during the Romanian revolution. 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