Nation: Year of Torment

The year since the U.S. hostages were seized has brought some painfully memorable moments. Clockwise from top left: blindfolded American is paraded in Tehran after capture in November 1979; wrecked U.S. aircraft are abandoned in the Iranian desert after rescue attempt failed in April 1980; Iran's President Abolhassan Banisadr speaks beneath the visage of the Ayatullah Khomeini; Iranian militants burn a dummy of the Shah; flags fly in Hermitage, Pa., one for each day the hostages are held; militants bring Carter-in-effigy to his knees in the streets of Tehran; an Iranian militant stands guard at U.S. embassy.


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