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Iranians rally on eve of new U.S. sanctions to mark anniversary of 1979 embassy takeover

TEHRAN - Iranians in dozens of cities marked the 39th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran with government-organized rallies Sunday that doubled as a show of defiance against the renewal of American sanctions.

Thousands of civil servants, high school students, members of the security forces and others gathered near the embassy

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