IRAN PICTURES: 1978-79 Revolution Echoes Protests Today

IRAN PICTURES: 1978-79 Revolution Echoes Protests Today
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An unnamed supporter of the Shah of Iran (who'd been deposed eight days beforehand) swoons in a rally of pro-monarchy protesters on January 24, 1979, at an athletic arena in Tehran.

"People were crying and cheering--and collapsing," said photojournalist David Burnett, whose photographic account of the Islamic revolution will be published in the National Geographic book 44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World (available for preordering now). (The National Geographic Society owns both National Geographic News and National Geographic Books.)
—Photograph by David Burnett
 
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