Iran celebrating 39 years since Islamic Revolution

The overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi took place 39 years ago, but some Iranians say the teachings of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini are still relevant today.

Iranians are celebrating their 39th Revolution Day, marking the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini from exile.

The shah of Iran was removed from power and the Islamic Republic of Iran was born.

But many Iranians talk about the Islamic Revolution as though it never ended.

Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi reports from Tehran, Iran.