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Iran celebrates Islamic revolution

Tens of thousands of Iranians have been holding marches and rallies to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Islamic revolution. Wednesday’s celebrations came amid a tense political battle between hardliners and supporters of reformist President Mohammad Khatami. A third of candidates in next week’s parliamentary elections — mostly Khatami supporters — have been officially barred. It was 25 years ago that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Tehran in triumph after the overthrow of the shah of Iran. Three million people turned out in 1979 to greet the spiritual leader. Full Story

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