The shah leaves Iran for the last time

In Tehran, as in the rest of the country, the shah’s departure, announced on radio, meant his definitive defeat.”The shah is gone, long live (exiled opposition leader Ruhollah) Khomeini,” chanted demonstrators, who immediately ran into the streets of the capital as car horns blared in delight.Soldiers posted at official buildings and strategic intersections, a red carnation sometimes on their guns, calmly watched the explosion of joy.