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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 February 2008, 16:28 GMT
In pictures: Iran revolution anniversary

Picture: Siavash Kheirkhah

BBC News website reader Siavash Kheirkhah sent his photos of Monday's rally in Tehran to mark the 29th anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution.

Picture: Siavash Kheirkhah

Millions of Iranians are thought to have turned out for rallies across the country, marking the revolution which toppled the pro-US shah and brought hard-line clerics into power.

Picture: Siavash Kheirkhah

A woman holds a poster of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke, saying Iran would not back down in its nuclear dispute with the West.

Picture: Siavash Kheirkhah

Iran will hold parliamentary elections in mid-March. President Ahmadinejad's interior ministry has disqualified more than 2,000 pro-reformists from running in the election.

Picture: Siavash Kheirkhah

Politics aside, the anniversary of the revolution is a day out for all the family. These women are wearing the Islamic chador, or full-body cloak.

Picture: Siavash Kheirkhah

Special children's events were organised at the rally to encourage everybody to turn up.

Picture: Siavash Kheirkhah

A woman walks away from the event in Tehran's Azadi Square, holding a folded "Down with Israel" poster. All pictures: Siavash Kheirkhah.





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