The Revolution in Pictures

Ben S. on Apr 25th 2012

 Here is a photo gallery from the BBC highlighting the key players and events surrounding the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The gallery chronologically shows Iran’s path to becoming the world’s first Islamic state, beginning with the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini, the exile of the Shah, and culminating in the outbreak of violence, and the subsequent national referendum which secured the Ayatollah’s position as Iran’s political and religious leader for life.

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