Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran

Published February 2nd, 2011 - 15:48 GMT

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The shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini at Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran.
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Image 1 of 11: The shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini at Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran.

A poster of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic republic, adorns the Khomeini's mausoleum as people attend a ceremony marking the 32nd anniversary of his return from exile.
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Image 1 of 11: A poster of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic republic, adorns the Khomeini's mausoleum as people attend a ceremony marking the 32nd anniversary of his return from exile.

Iranian women gather during the ceremony.
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Image 1 of 11: Iranian women gather during the ceremony.

Clerics walk past posters showing the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, outside Khomeini's mausoleum as they arrive to attend the ceremony.
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Image 1 of 11: Clerics walk past posters showing the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, outside Khomeini's mausoleum as they arrive to attend the ceremony.

Iranian soldiers sit during the ceremony.
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Image 1 of 11: Iranian soldiers sit during the ceremony.

An Iranian woman visit the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic republic.
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Image 1 of 11: An Iranian woman visit the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic republic.

Iranian high school students visit the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
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Image 1 of 11: Iranian high school students visit the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Bells chimed across Iran to mark the return from exile in 1979 of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the trigger for a revolution which spawned an Islamic state now engulfed in a deep political crisis.
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Image 1 of 11: Bells chimed across Iran to mark the return from exile in 1979 of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the trigger for a revolution which spawned an Islamic state now engulfed in a deep political crisis.

Iranian women read the Quran as they mark the 32nd anniversary of his return from exile at Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran.
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Image 1 of 11: Iranian women read the Quran as they mark the 32nd anniversary of his return from exile at Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran.

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the trigger for a revolution which spawned an Islamic state now engulfed in a deep political crisis.
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Image 1 of 11: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the trigger for a revolution which spawned an Islamic state now engulfed in a deep political crisis.

Iranian soldiers visit the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
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Image 1 of 11: Iranian soldiers visit the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Clerics, women, soldiers, children, students from all walks of life all come together to commemorate and celebrate the Islamic Revolution of Iran on the anniversary of its birth, and foundation of the Republic, forgetting for a moment the current crisis of the Islamic state.

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