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In Pictures: Key moments in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis at US Embassy

Updated : November 04, 2019 03:21 PM IST

November 4 marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the 444-day hostage crisis that soured relations between the US and the Islamic Republic for decades to come. Here are key moments in the 1979 Iranian takeover and subsequent 444-day hostage crisis at the US Embassy in Tehran.

In this file photo, demonstrators burn an American flag atop the wall of the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, where students were holding American hostages. Today marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the 444-day hostage crisis that soured relations between the US and the Islamic Republic for decades to come. (AP Photo/Thierry Campion, File)
In this file photo, demonstrators burn an American flag atop the wall of the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, where students were holding American hostages. Today marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the 444-day hostage crisis that soured relations between the US and the Islamic Republic for decades to come. (AP Photo/Thierry Campion, File)
Iranians gather before the entrance of the US Embassy compound in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo, File)
Iranians gather before the entrance of the US Embassy compound in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo, File)
Demonstrators, including oil tank drivers with their vehicles, protest in front of the US Embassy in Tehran. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sayad, File)
Demonstrators, including oil tank drivers with their vehicles, protest in front of the US Embassy in Tehran. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sayad, File)
A new sign appears at the US Embassy compound warning that
A new sign appears at the US Embassy compound warning that "Iran will bury you."  (AP Photo/Mohammad Sayad, File)
An armed Iranian student patrols the US Embassy. (AP Photo/ Herve Merliac, File)
An armed Iranian student patrols the US Embassy. (AP Photo/ Herve Merliac, File)
One of the hostages held at the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran is shown to the crowd by Iranian students.  (AP Photo, File)
One of the hostages held at the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran is shown to the crowd by Iranian students.  (AP Photo, File)
Iranian students display their weapons during a news conference in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/GG, File)
Iranian students display their weapons during a news conference in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/GG, File)
US President Jimmy Carter calls for a question during a nationally televised news conference in the East Room of White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)
US President Jimmy Carter calls for a question during a nationally televised news conference in the East Room of White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat leads a prayer at Abdine Palace in Cairo, Egypt at the funeral of Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. From left: Sadat's wife Jehan; Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, twin sister of the shah; Mrs. Sadat's secretary; the shah's daughters, Farahnaz, Leila, the shah's widow, Farah Diba, President Sadat, and Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi (extreme right). (AP Photo, File)
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat leads a prayer at Abdine Palace in Cairo, Egypt at the funeral of Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. From left: Sadat's wife Jehan; Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, twin sister of the shah; Mrs. Sadat's secretary; the shah's daughters, Farahnaz, Leila, the shah's widow, Farah Diba, President Sadat, and Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi (extreme right). (AP Photo, File)
Tears flow from the face of Liberty on a billboard erected by a local billboard company, over the Massachusetts Turnpike extension in Boston. (AP Photo/J. Walter Green, File)
Tears flow from the face of Liberty on a billboard erected by a local billboard company, over the Massachusetts Turnpike extension in Boston. (AP Photo/J. Walter Green, File)
An undamaged helicopter sits on the ground behind the charred remains of a second US helicopter in the Iranian desert of Dasht-E-Kavir, April 26, 1980. The site, about 300 air miles from Tehran, was where the United States rescue effort for those held hostage in Tehran was abandoned, and where a US helicopter and transport aircraft collided. (AP Photo, File)
An undamaged helicopter sits on the ground behind the charred remains of a second US helicopter in the Iranian desert of Dasht-E-Kavir, April 26, 1980. The site, about 300 air miles from Tehran, was where the United States rescue effort for those held hostage in Tehran was abandoned, and where a US helicopter and transport aircraft collided. (AP Photo, File)
Iraqi tank crew leap from their vehicles into a nearby foxhole during an air attack by Iranian US-built Phantom jet planes in Abadan, Iran. The Iran-Iraq War began during the hostage crisis. (AP Photo/Zuhair Saade, File)
Iraqi tank crew leap from their vehicles into a nearby foxhole during an air attack by Iranian US-built Phantom jet planes in Abadan, Iran. The Iran-Iraq War began during the hostage crisis. (AP Photo/Zuhair Saade, File)
A crowd gathered at the State Department reaches out to embrace Robert G. Anders, in white raincoat at the center, one of the six diplomats that the Canadians helped spirit out Tehran last weekend, in Washington. At right is Henry L. Schatz, one of the six who spent three months in hiding in Iran. (AP Photo, File)
A crowd gathered at the State Department reaches out to embrace Robert G. Anders, in white raincoat at the center, one of the six diplomats that the Canadians helped spirit out Tehran last weekend, in Washington. At right is Henry L. Schatz, one of the six who spent three months in hiding in Iran. (AP Photo, File)
David Roeder shouts and waves as he arrives at Rhein-Main US Air Force base in Frankfurt, West Germany from Algeria on January 21, 1981. He was among 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days after their capture at the US Embassy in Tehran. (AP Photo, File)
David Roeder shouts and waves as he arrives at Rhein-Main US Air Force base in Frankfurt, West Germany from Algeria on January 21, 1981. He was among 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days after their capture at the US Embassy in Tehran. (AP Photo, File)
A portion of the 356 flags raised in honour of each day the US hostages have been held in Iran wave in a stiff breeze recently at the Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Hermitage. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)
A portion of the 356 flags raised in honour of each day the US hostages have been held in Iran wave in a stiff breeze recently at the Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Hermitage. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)
Published : November 04, 2019 03:21 PM IST
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