Yesterday Iranians celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. In February 1979, Iran transformed from a constitutional monarch under the Shah, to an Islamic republic under the Ayatollah. Celebrating the realization of Islam's political potential, thousands of Iranians gathered in Freedom Square yesterday. Most of them were working class citizens, who strongly support President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Many middle-class people feel they were better off before the revolution.
Ahmadinejad used the anniversary of the event, which ended warm relations between Iran and the US, to make an overture to President Obama. He said Iran was ready for "talks based on mutual respect and in a fair atmosphere." Not surprisingly, Ahmadinejad used the moment to attack Bush calling for him to be "tried and punished" for his actions in the Middle East. Check out these pictures from the mass rally.