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22nd demise anniversary of late Imam Khomeini starts in Tehran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 4, IRNA -- Ceremonies marking the 22nd demise anniversary of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini started at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum attended by several million Iranian mourners, foreign and domestic personalities in southern Tehran on Saturday.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is addressing the mourners at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum now.

Iranians from different walks of life have gathered at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in southern Tehran to mark the sad occasion.

Even 22 years after his departure, Imam's guidelines are still showing the real path to the Iranian nation and government as well as the world oppressed.

Millions of mourners, among whom are foreign guests, have since early morning gathered at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum to mourn the sad occasion.

The mausoleum ground has been packed by mourners who have gathered at the mausoleum hours before the commemoration ceremonies started.

A large group of foreign and domestic reporters and cameramen are covering the event.

The followers of Imam Khomeini who have come from the four corners of Iran, some on foot, and also from various countries of the world, all are dressed in black.

A huge number of mourners have come to Tehran from the provincial cities by buses and cars and many on foot.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30416756

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