MOSCOW, February 1 (Sputnik) — Iranians began ceremonies Sunday to celebrate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, marking the overthrow of the US-backed Pahlavi dynasty.
High-ranking officials attended the special ceremonies at the Tehran Mehrabad Airport and at the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini.
According to Press TV, simultaneous ceremonies are being held in 80 Iranian cultural centers across the globe.
The anniversary, also known as the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn), is marked annually from February 1 to 11.
Iran toppled the US-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, following 2,500 years of monarchic rule in the country. Khomeini founded a political system based on Islamic values and the domination of clergy in decision-making.