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Video: Iranian revolution turns 30

 

   

  Iran marks 30 years of Islamic revolution  
 

Ten days of festivities have begun in Iran to mark the return from exile 30 years ago of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to lead the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

When Khomeini came into power, he transformed the country’s monarchy into an Islamic Republic.

Al Jazeera’s Alireza Ronaghi  looks back at Khomeini’s consolidation of power starting from 1979.