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Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution

Iranians held nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power, with some making a point of taunting the U.S. despite Iran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

State television aired footage of rallies in Tehran and other cities and towns across the country, many of them in frigid winter weather conditions.

As in years past, demonstrators chanted slogans against the U.S. and Israel, and the streets in many cities were decorated with anti-U.S. and anti-Israeli banners and posters.

Many top officials appeared at the rallies, including President Hassan Rouhani....

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