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Why Iran Salutes a Cardboard Khomeini

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 07 February 2014

Iran is marking 35 years since the Islamic Revolution and Ayatollah Khomeini's return from exile in France by marching cardboard cut-outs of the supreme leader down the red carpeted steps of inflatable planes. BBC Persian's Hossein Sharif tells us why.

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