Funeral of Shah of Iran, 1980

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The Funeral of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran in Cairo on this day in 1980, following his death from cancer just a year after being exiled from Iran. The Funeral Procession was followed by dignitaries, including the Pahlavi Family, King Constantine II of Greece, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and former President Richard Nixon, through the streets of Cairo to the Al Rifa’i Mosque, where the Shah remains buried alongside his former brother-in-law, King Farouk of Egypt, and where his father, Reza Shah, had also initially been buried.

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