21st-Century Tehran in Seven Photos

Slideshow  •  World Hum  •  06.17.09 | 10:21 AM ET Photo 2 of 7

A Mousavi supporter sports a Che Guevara tattoo at a rally in Tehran.

Posted by World Hum editors.

Photos 1, 4, and 7 by kamshots, photos 2 and 5 by Hamed Saber, photo 3 by th0mi, photo 6 by Amir Farshad Ebrahimi, via Flickr (Creative Commons)

6 Comments for 21st-Century Tehran in Seven Photos

Eva Holland 06.17.09 | 5:45 PM ET

Quick, someone tell the Che Spotting gals!

Dave 06.17.09 | 10:30 PM ET

Nice ! Just goes to show how El Che has become the universal symbol of revolution.

“Che’s life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom. We will always honor his memory.”—- Nelson Mandela

Peter M 06.17.09 | 11:10 PM ET

Circular irony ???

1. Che Guevara was essentially ‘created’ through the United Fruit Co & CIA 1953 overthrow of the democratically elected Arbenz in Guatemala (while Che was living there) ...

2. During that same year (1953) the CIA also overthrew the democratically elected leader of IRAN i.e. Mohammad Mossadegh and installed the brutal Shah.

3. Che went on to become second in Command to Fidel and overthrew the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Batista in Cuba, ensuring his place as the quintessential symbol of “revolution” throughout the world after Korda took his famous photo seen in the above tattoo.

4. In 2009, up pops Che’s visage on an Iranian mans arm as they protest for their rightful democratically elected leader aka Mr. Mousavi

5. According to today’s NY Times, it turns out that an early inspiration for Mr. Mousavi was none other than “Che Guevara”

Sara Barteloza 06.18.09 | 12:15 AM ET

Also, according to today’s TPM: “Moussavi’s earliest political hero was Che Guevara”


Coupon Codes 06.18.09 | 7:14 AM ET

I think Tehran is the wonderful place. Che Guevara was a very great person also.

Ahmed 06.19.09 | 12:14 AM ET

To me Che Guevara is one of the most heroic figures in world history who is a stoic example of what all those who speak of “revolution” should espouse to be.

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