Remembering The Iran Hostage Crisis: 444 Days In The Dark

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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They were geeks with guns - hundreds of Muslim medical and engineering students who stormed the U.S. embassy in the heart of Tehran on November 4, 1979. In brazen violation of international law, they triumphantly seized as hostages sixty-six Americans. The Americans were CIA, they claimed, and the embassy a "nest of spies."

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