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28 photos show what Iran looked like before the 1979 revolution turned the country into an Islamic republic

From 1941 to 1979, Iran was ruled by King Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah. On February 11, 1979, the Islamic Revolution swept the country. The government was replaced by an Islamic republic, which continues to this day. In the decades before the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran was ruled by the Shah, whose dictatorship suppressed dissent… Read More »