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January 2017: Former President of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Dies at 82

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Former President of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Dies at 82
Image of funeral of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
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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