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The Death of Ayatollah Khomeini

On 3 June 1989 the man who had lead Iran's revolution and established the Islamic Republic, died. Hear from two people who attended Ayatollah Khomeini's funeral.

On 3 June 1989 the man who had lead Iran's revolution and established the Islamic Republic, died. Hear from two people who were at the Ayatollah's funeral. Among the millions on the streets of Tehran were Mehdi Khalaji, a devout follower, and French photographer, Eric Bouvet, who happened to be very close to the leader's coffin when chaos began.

(Photo: Mourners at Ayatollah Khomeini's funeral. Credit: Eric Bouvet)

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Wed 3 Jun 2015 07:50GMT

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  • Wed 3 Jun 2015 07:50GMT

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