One million people took to the streets of Teheran today (1 April) to celebrate the third anniversary of the creation of the Islamic Republic of Iran -- and also to mark the military victory over Iraq.
TEHERAN, IRAN (1, APRIL, 1982) (REUTERS - Mahmoud Oskoui)
TV Troops march in parade carrying banners as crowds cheer (3 shots)
CU Flag showing cartoon of Statue of Liberty and portraits of Ayatollah Khomeini
TV Tumultuous crowds gathered in square
CU Guard on rooftop with automatic weapon
TV Photographs of war dead carried by women in black
CU War wounded holding portraits of Ayatollah
SV Ayatollah Khomeini's son Ahmad Khomeini on platform waving
GV Soldiers and crowds chanting slogans
CU Boy soldier
SV Prime Minister Mirhossein Mousavi at microphone cheered by crowds
SV PAN War wounded in wheelchairs and crowds chanting
Background: One million people took to the streets of Teheran today (1 April) to celebrate the third anniversary of the creation of the Islamic Republic of Iran -- and also to mark the military victory over Iraq. It was a military occasion, with troops marching and many war wounded gathered round the speakers's platform in Teheran's Imam Houssein Square. From here, Prime Minister Houssein Moussavi and the son of Ayatollah Khomeini, Ahmed Khomeini, addressed the huge rally. Ahmed Khomeini read a message from his father, calling on Islamic countries to confront Israel militarily.