Iranian Jewish priests take part in a ceremony marking the 34th anniversary of the return from exile of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on January 31, 2013 at Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran. Bells chimed across Iran to mark his return from exile in 1979, the trigger for a revolution which spawned an Islamic state now engulfed in a deep political crisis. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE
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In front of the pictures of Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Ayatollah Khamenei, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addreses the crowd with a controversial speech during the 34th anniversary of the Islamic revolution on February 10, 2013 in Tehran, Iran.
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Ayatollah Khomeyni boards in a car that will take him to the airport where an airplane will fly him to Iran. After 16 years in exile, at his French residence, he buillds up a French group of partisans and becomes the imam for those opposed to the Shah regime in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeyni returns to his country. Arriving in Tehran, he establishes a Islamic dictatorship until his death in 1989, on February, 1979 in Neauphle-le-Ch?teau, France.
A child with a portrait of the Ayatollah Khomeini demonstrating outside the US embassy during the hostage crisis, in which 52 Americans were held hostages during 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981 by a group of Islamists students and militants in support of Iranian Revolution on November 27, 1979 in Tehran, Iran.