Tehran Rallies Mark 30th Anniversary of U.S. Embassy Occupation

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November 4, 2009: A rally in Tehran marks the 30th anniversary of the storming of the U.S. embassy, and its subsequent 444-day occupation. Some dissenters used the occasion to renew protests against the presidential elections held earlier this year, even clashing with police after the Revolutionary Guard threatened to crack down on such protests. But many were demonstrating against the U.S. and Israel.

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Protesters hold a poster of U.S. President Barack Obama.

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A demonstrator holds an effigy of one of the American hostage held in the Embassy 30 years ago.

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American stars and stripes fill in the outline of a gun.

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