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CEREMONY MARKS 16 YEARS SINCE DEATH OF AYATOLLAH KHOMENI
 
CEREMONY MARKS 16 YEARS SINCE DEATH OF AYATOLLAH KHOMENI
An Iranian cleric holds a picture of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) &the founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (L) at his mausoleum south of Tehran during a ceremony to mark the 16th anniversary of his death June 4, 2005. Khomeini, a religious leader who, from exile led the 1979 popular revolution that toppled the rule of the Shah of Iran, died in 1989 of cancer. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for a high turnout in the June 17 presidential polls as a sign of continued popular support for the country's clerical establishment. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Rezaei)
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