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Iranians are pouring out onto the streets of Tehran and different cities and cities throughout the nation, marking the date 40 years in the past that is thought of victory day within the nation’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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On Feb. 11 that yr, Iran’s army stood down after days of road battles, permitting the revolutionaries to comb throughout the nation whereas the federal government of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi resigned.

Crowds have been marching on Monday, heading out from a dozen factors within the Iranian capital towards Tehran Azadi, or Freedom Sq..

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Tehran’s downtown Enghelab, or Revolution Avenue, is embellished with large balloons. Loudspeakers are blaring out revolutionary and nationalist songs to encourage folks to hitch the rallies.

This yr’s anniversary come as tensions are rising with the U.S. and Iran is grappling with re-imposed U.S. sanctions.

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