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AP WAS THERE: Shah leaves Iran as 1979 revolution looms

EDITOR’S NOTE :  On Jan. 16, 1979, Iran’s powerful Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi abandoned his Peacock Throne and left his nation, never to return home, setting the stage for the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution a month later. His departure and the ensuing chaos blindsided the United States, which […]

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