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EducativeIran. Part III (1955–1980)

19th February 1955:  Royal guests at Buckingham Palace. From left to right, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Soraya of Persia, The Shah of Persia and HM The Queen

Royal guests at Buckingham Palace. From left to right, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Soraya of Persia, The Shah of Persia and HM The Queen. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 19th February 1955




1956: A railway bridge spanning a ravine uner construction to form part fo the Trans-Iranian railway

A railway bridge spanning a ravine uner construction to form part fo the Trans-Iranian railway. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1956




Muhammad Reza Pahlavi (R) the Shah of Iran (1919 - 1980) poses with his second wife Queen Soraya (Soraya Esfandiari) whom he divorced for failing to produce an heir, 1962. Soraya Esfandiari died at the age of 69 October 25, 2001 in Paris

Muhammad Reza Pahlavi (R) the Shah of Iran (1919–1980) poses with his second wife Queen Soraya (Soraya Esfandiari) whom he divorced for failing to produce an heir, 1962. Soraya Esfandiari died at the age of 69 October 25, 2001 in Paris. (Photo by Getty Images)




1960:  A newly-wed couple in Iran

A newly-wed couple in Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1960




Kurdistani women at a demonstration in Iran, near the Russian frontier, demanding equal rights for women (1960).  The women, some of whom have eschewed the veil, carry a banner written in both Arabic and Russian

Kurdistani women at a demonstration in Iran, near the Russian frontier, demanding equal rights for women. The women, some of whom have eschewed the veil, carry a banner written in both Arabic and Russian. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). 1960




Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran in 1961

Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran in 1961. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)




1961: Two traditional folk dancers performing in Teheran, Iran

Two traditional folk dancers performing in Teheran, Iran. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). 25th January 1961




1961: Three members of the Armenian Church in Isfahan, Iran dressed in their traditional dancing clothes. Pipes, animal teeth and large pins all make up their costume

Three members of the Armenian Church in Isfahan, Iran dressed in their traditional dancing clothes. Pipes, animal teeth and large pins all make up their costume. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). February 1961




1961: Folk dancers from Northern Iran during a performance in Teheran. Hundreds of beads and metal discs all make up their costumes

Folk dancers from Northern Iran during a performance in Teheran. Hundreds of beads and metal discs all make up their costumes. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). February 1961




Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran (1919 - 1980) and his wife Empress Farah Pahlavi on a visit to the ancient ruins at Persepolis in March 1961

Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran and his wife Empress Farah Pahlavi on a visit to the ancient ruins at Persepolis in March 1961. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)




1962: A view of a village consisting of mud buildings near Isfahan in Iran. At  the crossroads a group of women can be seen winding cotton onto reels and in the distance a man guides two heavily-laden donkeys

A view of a village consisting of mud buildings near Isfahan in Iran. At the crossroads a group of women can be seen winding cotton onto reels and in the distance a man guides two heavily-laden donkeys. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). February 1962




American first lady, Jackie Kennedy (1929 - 1994) (wife of US President John F. Kennedy), introduces her son, John Kennedy Jr. (1960 - 1999) to Farah, Empress Of Persia in the grounds of the White House, 1962

American first lady, Jackie Kennedy (1929–1994) (wife of US President John F. Kennedy), introduces her son, John Kennedy Jr. (1960–1999) to Farah, Empress Of Persia in the grounds of the White House. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1962




1962: A member of the Embassy staff holds 'Pune' the dachshund to say goodbye to Queen Farah Diba of Iran who is leaving in a limousine

A member of the Embassy staff holds “Pune” the dachshund to say goodbye to Queen Farah Diba of Iran who is leaving in a limousine. (Photo by William H. Alden/Evening Standard/Getty Images). 1st May 1962




1963: Reza, Crown Prince of Iran (right), sitting comfortably a gala parade to mark his fourth birthday at the Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran, with his mother Queen Farah Dibah

Reza, Crown Prince of Iran (right), sitting comfortably a gala parade to mark his fourth birthday at the Amjadieh Stadium, Tehran, with his mother Queen Farah Dibah. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 5th November 1963




Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran, and Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran, 1965

Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, and Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran, 1965. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)




Seven-year old Ian Heggie, the son of Aston Martin's Deputy Managing Director, test drives a toy Aston Martin DB5, at the Iranian Embassy in London, 20th December 1966

Seven-year old Ian Heggie, the son of Aston Martin's Deputy Managing Director, test drives a toy Aston Martin DB5, at the Iranian Embassy in London, 20th December 1966. The car, a model of the James Bond vehicle complete with replica gadgets, is to be given to Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran. The car is a personal gift from Aston Martin's owner Sir David Brown (1904–1993, standing, centre). On the right is Iranian ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)




View of crowds in front of the Iran Pavillion at the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal, Canada, 1967

View of crowds in front of the Iran Pavillion at the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal, Canada, 1967. (Photo by Harvey Meston/Getty Images)




1967: Miss Chirine Tahmassab, Iran's first woman foreign diplomat

Miss Chirine Tahmassab, Iran's first woman foreign diplomat. (Photo by Clive Limpkin/Express/Getty Images). 17th February 1967




1967: Muhammed Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919 - 1980), the Shah of Iran wearing the Pahlavi crown in procession through Golestan Palace after his coronation in Teheran

Muhammed Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran wearing the Pahlavi crown in procession through Golestan Palace after his coronation in Teheran. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 30th October 1967




1969: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Persia, on holiday in St Moritz with his family; (left to right) Prince Reza (aged 8), Prince Ali Reza (aged 2), Empress Farah Diba, Princess Farahnaz (aged 5) and the Shah

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Persia, on holiday in St Moritz with his family; (left to right) Prince Reza (aged 8), Prince Ali Reza (aged 2), Empress Farah Diba, Princess Farahnaz (aged 5) and the Shah. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images). 6th February 1969




1970: Kurdish troops on the Rawanuduz border, following the decision of its only ally Iran, to withdraw support for the Kurds in their fight for autonomy with Iraq

Kurdish troops on the Rawanuduz border, following the decision of its only ally Iran, to withdraw support for the Kurds in their fight for autonomy with Iraq. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1970




A village of tents in Persepolis, where various heads of state will be housed during the celebration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian monarchy, 13th October 1971

A village of tents in Persepolis, where various heads of state will be housed during the celebration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian monarchy, 13th October 1971. (Photo by Ian Tyas/Keystone/Getty Images)




1972: General Azhari, from Iran, General M Sharif, from Pakistan, General N Tagino, from Turkey, and Admiral Sir Peter Hill-Norton from the United Kingdom, in London for the 23rd meeting of the Cento Military Committee

General Azhari, from Iran, General M. Sharif, from Pakistan, General N. Tagino, from Turkey, and Admiral Sir Peter Hill-Norton from the United Kingdom, in London for the 23rd meeting of the Cento Military Committee. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images). 11th April 1972




Fleeing Kurdish tribesman who hope to reach the Iraqi borders and cross into Iran before the cease fire ends on the 1st April. They are gathering in a village near a pass leading to the border

Fleeing Kurdish tribesman who hope to reach the Iraqi borders and cross into Iran before the cease fire ends on the 1st April. They are gathering in a village near a pass leading to the border. (Photo by John Stathatos/Getty Images). 1974




A gun battle in Khorramshahr, in southwestern Iran, during the Iranian Revolution, 1979

A gun battle in Khorramshahr, in southwestern Iran, during the Iranian Revolution, 1979. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)




1979: Ayatollah Mahmoud Talaghani, one of the most militant of Iran's religious leaders, jailed for 40 years

Ayatollah Mahmoud Talaghani, one of the most militant of Iran's religious leaders, jailed for 40 years. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). January 1979




1979: Thousands of supporters calling for the return of their religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini in the streets of Tehran

Thousands of supporters calling for the return of their religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini in the streets of Tehran. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1st January 1979




1979: Thousands of the Ayatollah Khomeini's supporters on the streets of Tehran calling for the religious leader's return

Thousands of the Ayatollah Khomeini's supporters on the streets of Tehran calling for the religious leader's return. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). January 1979




1979: Iranian leader, Ayatollah Imam Rouhollah Khomeini

Iranian leader, Ayatollah Imam Rouhollah Khomeini. (Photo by Asadollah Chahriari/Keystone/Getty Images). January 1979




Armed women on guard and participating in Khordad in one of the main squares in Tehran at the beginning of the Iranian Revolution, 1979

Armed women on guard and participating in Khordad in one of the main squares in Tehran at the beginning of the Iranian Revolution. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1979




The Iranian Islamic Republic Army demonstrates in solidarity with people in the street during the Iranian revolution. They are carrying posters of the Ayatollah Khomeini, the Iranian religious and political leader, 1979

The Iranian Islamic Republic Army demonstrates in solidarity with people in the street during the Iranian revolution. They are carrying posters of the Ayatollah Khomeini, the Iranian religious and political leader. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1979




Pressmen surround Iranian political and religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini after the announcement that the Shah has left Iran. The Ayatollah plans to return to Iran after 15 years of exile in Paris, 1979

Pressmen surround Iranian political and religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini after the announcement that the Shah has left Iran. The Ayatollah plans to return to Iran after 15 years of exile in Paris. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1979




A television crew films PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat (centre, left) with Iranian revolutionaries at a cemetery in Tehran, February 1979. Arafat was the first foreign dignitary to visit the post-revolutionary Iran of Ayatollah Khomeini

A television crew films PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat (centre, left) with Iranian revolutionaries at a cemetery in Tehran, February 1979. Arafat was the first foreign dignitary to visit the post-revolutionary Iran of Ayatollah Khomeini. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)




1979: A poster of the Iranian Muslim leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (1900 - 1989) in the window of Iran Air in Paris, France

A poster of the Iranian Muslim leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (1900–1989) in the window of Iran Air in Paris, France. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1st February 1979




1979: Iranian demonstrators in the streets of Tehran during the revolt against the Shah

Iranian demonstrators in the streets of Tehran during the revolt against the Shah. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 2nd February 1979




1979: The new ruler of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini listens to the visiting Foreign Minister of Turkey Gunduz Okcun during a meeting at his residnce at Kum, Iran

The new ruler of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini listens to the visiting Foreign Minister of Turkey Gunduz Okcun during a meeting at his residnce at Kum, Iran. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1st June 1979




A demonstration in Tehran, 1980

A demonstration in Tehran. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1980



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