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Inside The Former U.S. Embassy In Tehran

November 4 is the 34th anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by Islamist students who held 52 U.S. diplomats hostage for 444 days. The 1979 crisis triggered a break in diplomatic relations between Iran and the United States and led to decades of mutual hostility. Today, the former embassy building houses a museum that is only occasionally open to the public. Here's a rare look inside the historic site. (Photos by AFP)

A woman looks at mannequins representing American diplomats in one of the museum exhibits in the former U.S. Embassy.
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A woman looks at mannequins representing American diplomats in one of the museum exhibits in the former U.S. Embassy.

Typewriters and photographs that belonged to American diplomatic staff are on display.
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Typewriters and photographs that belonged to American diplomatic staff are on display.

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A man looks at photographs from the 1979 hostage crisis.
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A man looks at photographs from the 1979 hostage crisis.

A visitor looks at a room with its original 1979 equipment and furnishings.
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A visitor looks at a room with its original 1979 equipment and furnishings.

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A woman walks past a mock Statue of Liberty decorated with prison bars outside the main building of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
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A woman walks past a mock Statue of Liberty decorated with prison bars outside the main building of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

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