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Thousands gather in Iran to commemorate 1979 embassy seizure

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Thousands gather in Iran to commemorate 1979 embassy seizure

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Iran’s capital Tehran to burn American flags and effigies of President Obama on the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the US Embassy which led to the Iran hostage crisis.

Demonstrations take place at the site of the former US Embassy every year but this year’s gathering is bigger given recent diplomatic developments between Iran and the United States

Photo: Iranian demonstrators burn US and Israeli flags during a demonstration Monday (Abedin Tahrkenareh / EPA)

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