Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani speaks under a picture of late founder of Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, during a press conference at a hotel in the Lebanese capital, Beirut on November 23, 2012. Larijani began a regional tour to find a solution to the conflict in his country's key ally, Syria. AFP PHOTO ANWAR AMRO
Ayatollah Khomeyni boards in a car that will take him to the airport where an airplane will fly him to Iran. After 16 years in exile, at his French residence, he buillds up a French group of partisans and becomes the imam for those opposed to the Shah regime in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeyni returns to his country. Arriving in Tehran, he establishes a Islamic dictatorship until his death in 1989, on February, 1979 in Neauphle-le-Ch?teau, France.
A child with a portrait of the Ayatollah Khomeini demonstrating outside the US embassy during the hostage crisis, in which 52 Americans were held hostages during 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981 by a group of Islamists students and militants in support of Iranian Revolution on November 27, 1979 in Tehran, Iran.
A Shiite Muslim pilgrim holds up a picture of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R), Iran's late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (C), and the head of Lebanon's militant Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, during a break in Najaf on their way to the shrine central city of Karbala on December 9, 2014 where they take part in the Arbaeen religious festival which marks the 40th day after Ashura which commemorates the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson, Imam Hussein. In addition to the millions of Shiite devotees who flock to Karbala, some of them on foot, from across Iraq, a large contingent of Iranians traditionally make the trip. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR HAMDANI
In front of the pictures of Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Ayatollah Khamenei, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addreses the crowd with a controversial speech during the 34th anniversary of the Islamic revolution on February 10, 2013 in Tehran, Iran.