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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Iran Celebrates Anniversary Of U.S. Embassy Siege



Iran Marks Anniversary of Embassy Seizure.

TEHRAN, Iran - Students burned American flags and effigies of President Bush on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, while a top Iranian official accused Washington of undermining his country's goodwill gestures.

To chants of "Death to America," about 3,000 students gathered outside the former U.S. Embassy to mark the Nov. 4, 1979, storming of the building by militant students who held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.

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