Thousands of joyful Persians, outside a public hospital in Teheran had to be dispersed with water hoses after Queen Farah gave birth to a boy Oct 31, weighing 8 lbs 11 ozs.
GV Crowds gathered
LV People outside hospital
LV People outside building
GTV PAN..of crowd
GV Crowds gathered
LV Reporters at entrance of hospital
TV Crowd around Dr Saleh
SV Doctor into building
GV Of hospital
GTV Milling crowd
TV People at entrance of hospital
GV Mass cheering crowd
BV Water carts clear crowds from street
SV Of crowd
CU PAN..water carts spray crowds
LBV Water cart clearing streets
CU Women in crowd.
SV Car carrying flowers into hospital
BV Flowers into hospital
CU Masses of flowers into hospital
CU Flag on hospital
GV Hospital PAN to crowds
GV Mass crowds
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Background: Thousands of joyful Persians, outside a public hospital in Teheran had to be dispersed with water hoses after Queen Farah gave birth to a boy Oct 31, weighing 8 lbs 11 ozs. The baby's name is Reza; an and his birth ends the Shah's quest for an heir to the Peacock Thro Throne.
Crowds gathered outside the hospital gates after Queen Farah, aged 22, had left the palace for the hospital with the Shah. They pressed around Dr. Jai Inshah Saleh, Minister of Health, and surgeon in charge of arrangements for the birth, when he arrived. The crowd went wild with excitement when the birth was announced.
Streets had to be cleared with fire hoses; and with difficulty the crowds were brought under control. And for the Queen there were flowers ... and more flowers. The hospital is to be renamed "Queen Farah's Hospital", it was formerly the Mother's Protection Society Hospital.
The Shah-Persia's "King of Kings" - is age 41. Two former marriages were dissolved. His first wife, Princess Fawzia of Egypt, produced one daughter; and his second wife, Queen Soraya, was childless. The new royal baby is named after the Shah's father founder of the Pahlevi dynasty.