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Iran celebrates 1979 Islamic Revolution

Millions of Iranians both at home and abroad celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution on February 11.

Tens of millions of people have started rallies across Iran to celebrate the occasion.

On this day, 32 years ago, the Iranian people’s decades-long struggle against the regime of the former dictator Mohammad Reza Pahlavi paid off.

The Iranian nation toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime 32 years ago, ending the 2,500 years of monarchic rule in the country.

Despite heavy snow in the capital Tehran, people have started their rally to mark the victory of 1979 Islamic Revolution 32 years ago.

A total of 1,100 domestic and foreign reporters cover the epic presence of people of Tehran at the ceremony.

The people were also holding placards in support of the popular uprising of the Egyptians and Tunisians.

The anniversary date of Imam Khomeini’s return to Iran on February 1 marks the beginning of 10 days of celebrations (10-Day Dawn), which culminate on February 11 — the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. Iranians mark the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution each year.

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