On February 11, Iranians celebrated the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The popular uprising, led by the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, led to the ouster of Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi and ended centuries of monarchical rule. One of the highlights of the annual commemoration is an address to the nation by the current president. The following are pictures from the celebrations from across the Islamic Republic.
Ahmad Jannati, Tehran’s Friday Prayer Leader and a member of the powerful Guardian Council, told reporters that the United States “wants to send us on a wild goose chase, and the negotiating team should obey the supreme leader’s orders.”In the following picture, a demonstrator replaced Secretary of State John Kerry’s head with that of a wolf, indicating opposition to the Rouhani administration’s handling of nuclear talks.