January 2017: Former President of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Dies at 82
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of January 2017.
1. Deadly Attack at Istanbul Nightclub 2. French Law: Right to Disconnect 3. Britain's Ivan Rogers Resigns 4. China Issues First-Ever Smog Red Alert 5. Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter 6. Volkswagen Executive Arrested for Conspiracy 7. Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Dies
- Former President of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Dies at 82
- Hundreds of thousands of mourners flood the streets of Tehran, beating their chests and wailing in grief for Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former president of Iran , who dies on Jan. 8, 2017, at the age of 82. The crowds fill main thoroughfares of the capital as top government and clerical officials hold a funeral service at Tehran University. Rafsanjani was president from 1989 to 1997.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Vahid Salemi
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