Crowds gather in Iran to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Revolution against the United States backed regime of the Shah in 1979. Iran has made tremendous progress over the last 35 years., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Millions of Iranians marking 1979 Revolution anniv.
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:7AM GMT
Millions have attended nationwide demonstrations in Iran to mark the 35th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
On Tuesday, the country witnessed nationwide demonstrations in celebration of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that put an end to the monarchical rule of the US-backed Pahlavi regime.
By attending the rallies, the demonstrators reaffirmed their allegiance to the ideals of the Islamic Revolution and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic.
The day, the 22nd of the month of Bahman on the solar calendar, coincides with a definitive end to the rule of the monarchical Pahlavi regime and thus an end to the 2,500 years of monarchical rule in the country. The Islamic Revolution, under the leadership of Imam Khomeini, established a new political system based on Islamic values and democracy.
Fireworks and colorful illuminations brightened the nights of many Iranian cities on the eve of the demonstrations.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to deliver a speech at a celebratory event in Tehran.
The event is the culmination of 10 days of celebrations which starts on February 1.