In celebration of the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, which overthrew the US-backed Pahlavi dynasty in 1979, millions of Iranians in 1,400 Iranian towns and 38,000 villages have flocked to the streets throughout the country.

Iran (IMNA) - At 9:30 a.m. local time (06:00 GMT) on Saturday, people from all walks of life the city began to march toward the main squares of cities to join the crowd.

People held pictures of the late Imam Khomeini, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, and Iran's most powerful military commander, Gen Qasem Soleimani, who was assassinated by a US drone-strikein Baghdad and .

Among the celebratory events staged in Iranian cities were the release of colored balloons and iridescent papers in the sky, the performance of professional parachutists from the Armed Forces, and the mass recitation of national anthem of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

At 9:00 p.m. on the night before the 44th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, fireworks displays took place in Iranian cities as people shouted chants of " Allahu Akbar" ( God is greatest) echoing the slogan of the 1979 revolution.

The foot processions, which followed three years of motorcade marches due to the coronavirus outbreak, is covered by 6,000 media professionals across the country.

Every year, the Islamic Republic of Iran holds massive patriotic rallies on the 22nd of Bahman in the Solar Calendar, which corresponds to February 11th.

The Iranian nation overthrew the despotic regime of Pahlavi, which was fully supported by the United States in the winter of 1979. The struggle against the shah regime reached full fruition on February 11, 1979.

In the winter of 1979, the Iranian people ousted the dictatorship of Pahlavi, which was completely supported by the US. On February 11, 1979, the battle against the Shah dictatorship came to a close.

By December 1978, millions of Iranians were regularly taking to the streets to demonstrate against the shah's policies.

On February 1st, 1979, Imam Khomeini returned to Iran from exile. Millions of Iranians welcomed him weeks after the shah abandoned his Peacock Throne and left the country in mid-January 1979.

On February 11, the then military joined the Revolution, ensuring the end of the Pahlavi monarchy.

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