In Photos: Iran is Commemorating the Passing of the Imam Khomeini

Iran is commemorating the 24th anniversary of the passing of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Sayed Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini.

Iranians across the country and abroad are holding mourning ceremonies to mark the decease of Imam Khomeini.

A large number of people and officials gathered at Imam Khomeini’s Mausoleum in the south of the Iranian capital, Tehran, for a commemoration ceremony.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei addressed the gathering.

Every year, millions of Iranians from across the country travel to Tehran to pay tribute to the late founder of the Islamic Republic.

Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini, who came to be known as Imam Khomeini, was born in the town of Khomein on September 24, 1902.

Imam Khomeini changed the lives of Iranians and inspired people from other countries by guiding one of the greatest revolutionary movements of modern history to victory.

Ayatollah Khomeini passed away on June 3, 1989, eleven days after he was taken to hospital for an operation to stop internal bleeding in May 1989.

With the passing away of Imam Khomeini, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei was elected the Leader of the Islamic Revolution by Iran’s Assembly of Experts.

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