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Iran Hostage Crisis - The Canadian Story

In November 1979, Iranian revolutionaries stormed the US embassy in Tehran, taking everyone inside hostage. But 6 Americans escaped - they sought refuge in the Canadian embassy.

In November 1979 Iranian revolutionaries stormed the US embassy in Tehran taking everyone inside hostage. But six Americans escaped - they sought refuge in the Canadian embassy. Their story is told in the Hollywood movie Argo.

Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor had to get them safely out of the country.

Photo: Iranians climbing the gates of the US embassy at the beginning of the hostage crisis. Copyright: AFP/Getty Images.

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Sun 2 Dec 2012 06:50GMT

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