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25 de abril

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Update: my colleague Matthew Francis rightly points out that a revolution that happened in 1974 can’t be celebrating its thirty-fifth anniversary in 2013. Perils of doing a blog post late at night—apologies.

Thursday 25 April is the anniversary of the ‘carnation revolution‘ in Portugal: something of a historical rarity, as a military coup that overthrew a dictatorship and replaced it with democracy. (The army, largely made up of conscript soldiers, was sick of fighting pointless and unwinnable wars against anticolonial nationalist movements.) To commemorate the anniversary, here are some pictures of the events in Lisbon.

Baixa Pombalina

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