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At Khomeini's Iraqi place of exile, Iranians remember revolution's leader


Added 02-11-19 06:04:02am EST - “The former home of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who in 1979 led an uprising that ousted the Shah of Iran, is bustling with tourists on the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Islamic Republic. Escaping for a moment Najaf's…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “At Khomeini's Iraqi place of exile, Iranians remember revolution's leader”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - On a backstreet in Iraq's holy city of Najaf, Iranian pilgrims shuffle in and out of a small doorway, making a short but important detour. They have come to see where the leader of the Islamic revolution once dwelled in exile.

The former home of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who in 1979 led an uprising that ousted the Shah of Iran, is bustling with tourists on the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Islamic Republic.

Escaping for a moment Najaf's crowded Shi'ite Muslim shrine nearby, they tour the humble home which is now a museum and gallery showcasing Khomeini's political and personal life.

Teenagers take selfies in rooms where he studied, prayed and developed his ideas for the establishment of an Islamic state.

"The house captures the spirit of Khomeini. He was not interested in money or worldly possessions - he was there to serve the people," said one visitor, 56-year-old Mohammad Javad Elahi.

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