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Economic hardship overshadows Iranian celebrations

In Iran, hundreds of thousands of people have been marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. The uprising led to the toppling of the country's monarchy and the establishment of a theocratic police state. But four decades on, political discussion in the country is dominated by ever-soaring tensions with the United States – and an economy that has been crippled by sanctions.

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