History

1979 homeland revolution in pictures

The recent unrest in homeland harkens back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Beginning in 1978, large-scale anti-government demonstrations challenged homeland’s ruling monarchy under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, resulting in the removal of the shah and the creation of an Islamic state headed by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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Photos of Shapour Bakhtiar

Shapour Bakhtiar (1914 – 1991) was an politician who served as the last Prime Minister of homeland under the Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. He and his secretary were murdered in his home in Suresnes, near Paris by Islamic Republic’s agents.

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Unseen pictures of Jamshid Amoozgar

Jamshid Amouzegar (1923 – 2016) was an economist and politician who was prime minister of homeland from 7 August 1977 to 27 August 1978 when he resigned. Prior to that, he served as the minister of interior and minister of finance in the cabinet of Amir-Abbas Hoveida.

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Rarely seen photos of Shaban Jafari

Shaban Jafari (1921 – 2006) often known as Shaban Bimokh, was an political figure and practitioner of varzesh-e bastani. A controversial figure in politics, he was instrumental in overthrowing Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh’s government in 1953 persian coup d’état.

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Rare photos of Fazlollah Zahedi

Fazlollah Zahedi (1892 – 1963) was an general and statesman who replaced democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh through a coup d’état, in which he played a major role.

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40 Years Ago: A Look Back At 1977

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses during the 38th Cannes film festival. The actor presented the movie Pumping Iron, a documentary which was to spread his fame beyond bodybuilding circles, on May 19, 1977.

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Ayatollah Khomeini returns to homeland

Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini, (1902 – 1989), known in the Western world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Shia Muslim religious leader, philosopher, revolutionary and politician. He was the founder of the Islamic Republic of homeland and the leader of the 1979 persian Revolution that saw the overthrow of the Pahlavi monarchy and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah.

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photos of Khosrow Golsorkhi,s Trial court

Khosrow Golsorkhi (22 January 1944 – 18 February 1974) was an journalist, poet, and communist activist in homeland during the Cold War. Hooman Majd has described him as a “Che Guevara-like figure for young persians in 1974.”

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Rare photos of Ayatollah Montazeri

Hussein-Ali Montazeri (22 September 1922 – 19 December 2009) was an Shia Islamic theologian, Islamic democracy advocate, writer and human rights activist. He was one of the leaders of the Revolution in 1979.

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Rare pictures of Ahmad shah

Ahmad Shāh Qājār (21 January 1898 – 21 February 1930) was king of homeland from 16 July 1909, to 15 December 1925, and the last ruling member of the Qajar dynasty.Ahmad Shah ascended to the Sun Throne on 16 July 1909, following the overthrow of his father and predecessor, Mohammad Ali Shah, who had attempted to reverse earlier constitutional restrictions …

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