Che Guevara: From headpins to billboards
03:34 PM, October 10, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:13 PM, October 10, 2017

Che Guevara: From headpins to billboards

He was killed by Bolivian soldiers in 1967, yet he is still everywhere. From t-shirts, caps, headpins, coffee mugs to billboards, street walls and even on hot-air balloons, images of Che Guevara are seen across the world including Bangladesh.

 

A symbol of rebellion,Che is one of the most popular pop culture icons in modern times. We present some photos representing Che in different cultures marking his 50th death anniversary on October 9:

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A man takes takes part in the celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Argentine revolutionary leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara's death on October 9, 2017 in Vallegrande municipality, southern Bolivia. Photo: AFP
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An old book about late Argentine-born guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara is for sale on a stand of off-print and secondhand books during the International Book Fair in Montevideo, on Ocrober 2, 2107. Photo: AFP
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A bicitaxi decorated with the image of legendary guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara in a street of Havana, on October 2, 2017. Photo: AFP
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A picture taken on September 28, 2017 shows the graffiti of late Argentinian revolutionary legend Ernesto "Che" Guevara (R) painted as one of heroes on the side of a Matatu, Kenya's public mini bus transport, in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: AFP
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This picture taken on September 4, 2017 shows a decorated plate with a portrait of Argentine Che Guevara in a souvenir shop in Kuta near Denpasar on the resort island of Bali, Indonesia. Photo: AFP
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A man sells hats allusive to Argentinan guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara previous to the celebration of the 38th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, in Managua on July 19, 2917. The revolution overthrew Anastasio Somoza (in office from 1965 to 1972 and from 1974 to 1979), the last member of the Somoza family to be president, ending a dynasty that had been in power since 1936. Photo: AFP
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A man wears a t-shirt depicting Argentine-Cuban revolutionary leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara during an event by the civil society in Cali, Valle del Cauca departament, Colombia, on June 27, 2017, in support of the complete disarmament of the FARC and the end of Latin America's oldest armed guerrilla force. Photo: AFP
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A Kurdish woman wearing pins depicting convicted Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan and Argentinian guerrilla leader Ernesto Che Guevara takes part in a demonstration attended by several thousand people from all around Europe asking for Ocalan's release in Strasbourg, Eastern France, on February 11, 2017. Ocalan was captured by Turkish undercover agents in Kenya in 1999, brought back to Turkey and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life. Photo: AFP
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Children walk past a billboard showing revolutionary leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara after the urn with the ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro was driven through the town as part of a four-day journey across Cuba, November 30, 2016. The "caravan of freedom" left from Havana, making symbolic stops along the 950-kilometer (590-mile) trek that will end with a burial in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba over the weekend. Photo: AFP
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A T-shirt with the portrait of Salvadorean Monsignor Oscar Romero (1917-1980) is displayed for sale on a mannequin near a T-shirt (R) with the portrait of Argentinian-born revolutionary leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara in San Salvador on May 19, 2015. Monsignor Romero will be beatified next May 23. Photo: AFP
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A hot-air balloon showing a portrait of Argentinian Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara flies over buildings on the outskirts of Minsk on September 12, 2014, during the International festival of aeronautics. Photo: AFP
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An Indian biker rides past a wall decorated with graffiti, including a mural of Ernesto Che Guevara, in Mumbai on July 19, 2010. Photo: AFP
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Schoolchildren pass by of a giant grafitti depicting Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, the day of the 41st anniversary of his death, in a low-income neighborhood of Caracas, on October 8, 2008. Che Guevara has been mostly venerated and occasionally reviled in a multitude of biographies, memoirs, books, essays, documentaries, songs, and films. Photo: AFP

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