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FILE - This Nov. 4, 1988 file photo shows Chinese astrophycisist Fang Lizhi next to a poster of Albert Einstein in Beijing. Fang, one of China's best-known dissidents whose speeches inspired student protesters throughout the 1980s, died Friday, April 6, 2012 in the United States, where he fled after China's 1989 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. He was 76. (AP Photo/Mark Avery, File)

Tiananmen-era Chinese dissident dies

One of China's most famous dissidents from the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy activists has died in the United States, exiled dissidents said on Saturday, April 7, 2012.