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Photos: On the occasion of Iran's National Student Day

Photos by Fatemeh Behboudi, Mehr News Agency

These photos by Fatemeh Behboudi show Iranian university students who are studying in various fields to make a better tomorrow...

Iran's Student Day is the anniversary of the murder of three students of University of Tehran on December 7, 1953 (16 Azar 1332 in the Iranian calendar) by Iranian police in the Pahlavi era. Every year there are local demonstrations at many Iranian universities organised by students to mark the occasion. The government also organises a national demonstration which sometimes clashes with student organised protests.

This day is commemorated both by religious and secular student movements. Ahmad Ghandchi who belonged to Jebhe-e Melli and two other students, Shariat-Razavi and Bozorg-Nia who were claimed by Hezb-e Tudeh, were killed when the police forces opened fire on the students of University of Tehran going on strike in protest at the resumption of Iran's relations with Great Britain and Nixon's visit to Iran, following the coup d'etat of 1953.

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