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Iran marks anniversary of Islamic Revolution after protests

AP  |  Tehran 

Iranians are on the streets marking the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, just weeks after anti-government protests rocked cities across the country.

Demonstrators in on Sunday chanted traditional slogans against the and Hundreds of thousands are converging on the city's central Azadi Square, where later will address the crowds.

Abroad, has successfully helped push back the Islamic State group in and assisted embattled Syrian in regaining strategic ground in his country's long war.

At home, however, the country's economy still struggles despite its 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

In late December and early January, protests across the country began over the economy. They later changed into demonstrations directly challenging the government.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 12:35 IST