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In Pictures: Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Forty years ago, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini spearheaded an Islamic Revolution that deposed Iran's shah. The country's authoritarian monarchy was replaced by a repressive theocracy, and almost overnight, Iran was transformed from a crucial U.S. ally to bitter foe.


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Lucie Steinzova

Lucie Steinzova is the photo editor for RFE/RL.

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Stuart Greer

Stuart Greer is a multimedia editor for RFE/RL.

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