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In pictures: Iran hostage crisis
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Today, the embassy is still the stage for angry anniversary demonstrations in which protesters chant anti-US and Israeli slogans and burn flags and effigies.

But for the rest of the year the building serves as a museum to the revolution, opened in 2001.

Outside the door stand a bronze model based on New York's Statue of Liberty on one side and statue portraying one of the hostages on the other.

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