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Telex Iran
Telex Iran
by Gilles Peress
This week in Iran in 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile, and days later, the military disbanded. This book contains powerful images from Gilles Peress’ coverage of Iran in 1979-80, while the revolution was at its height.
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