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20th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
Joan Baez performs "We Shall Overcome" while former Czech President Vaclav Havel looks on at a concert in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Prague, Czech Republic. The concert succeeded a march following the route taken in 1989 by student demonstrators who were then met by riot police in what was then communist Czechoslovakia. The performance took place on November 17th, 2009.