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December 8, 2005

Grief-stricken Tehran bids farewell to its journalists

Thousands of people flooded the streets of Iran's capital Tehran to mourn the death of the victims of the military aircraft which crashed on Tuesday in the capital, killing 116 people, including 68 journalists, and injuring dozens of others. The families of the victims have blamed the crash on poor safety procedures. The aircraft was carrying journalists, photographers and cameramen to cover military manoeuvres at Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf. INCONSOLABLE: Iranian photojournalists break... MORE