The US Embassy in Tehran

In 1979 student demonstrators attacked the American Embassy in Iran.

They held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.

Barry Rosen was the US Press Attache - he spoke to Witness about his time in captivity.

A hostage is paraded in front of the press: MPI/Getty Images

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