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Iran Marks Anniversary of Embassy Seizure

Students burned American flags and effigies of President Bush on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, while a top Iranian official accused Washington of undermining his country’s goodwill gestures.To chants of “Death to America,” about 3,000 students gathered outside the former U.S. Embassy to mark the Nov. 4, 1979, storming of the building by militant students who held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. By the Iranian calendar, the anniversary of the siege fell on Wednesday. The demonstration, which broke up peacefully in about three hours after students prayed together, coincided with news that Bush had won re-election to a second term.Full Story

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