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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    A set of computers discovered in the surveillance section of the U.S. Embassy. Computer use only became widespread in the mid-1980s, several years after these computers were found.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    A wax replica of Ambassador William Sullivan rests in the "glass room" in the former U.S. Embassy compound. Sullivan was the last serving American ambassador to Iran, head of the embassy in 1979.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    A doormat "welcomes" visitors to the inside of the former U.S. Embassy compound in Tehran.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    A sign outside the main gate to the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    The former U.S. Embassy building in Tehran is now part museum, part paramilitary grounds.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    U.S. and Israeli flags are painted on the cement path leading to the former U.S. Embassy compound. To enter, visitors have to walk over them.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    The former embassy's famous "Glass Room," where Iranians allege American intelligence agents would hold private meetings in order to avoid any eavesdropping
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    A steel drawer connects one room with another. Iranians says American spies used to pass documents through this drawer, as a way of not knowing who was on the other side.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    Original instructions printed on a small cue card, posted on a wall. Iranian officials preserved many of the typewritten instructions that were attached to pieces of equipment.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    Knobs on a monitoring device seized by Iranian students during the U.S. Embassy takeover in 1979.
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    The image of a U.S. soldier smoking a cigarette is part of a large mural painted on the inside of a stairwell at the former U.S. Embassy.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    An image of the Statue of Liberty is part of a large mural painted on the inside of a stairwell at the former U.S. Embassy.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    This artist rendition of the 9/11 attacks is painted on large mural inside a stairwell at the former U.S. Embassy. The mural implies American "agents" were behind the attacks, as a way to wage war on other countries.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    An old, original document preserved at the former U.S. Embassy compound in Tehran.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    A parody of the Statue of Liberty greets visitors as they enter the former U.S. Embassy building in Tehran. Inside the statue?s stomach, prison bars conceal trapped doves inside.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    The pigeons hidden inside the Statue of Liberty sculpture represent freedom, according to Iranian hardliners.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    One of the shredding machines used by American diplomats in a frantic push to destroy sensitive documents before Iranian students came storming in.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    A statue depicts an American soldier as he was being escorted out of the embassy.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    A large mural painted across a stairwell inside the former U.S. Embassy compound. It?s an Iranian interpretation of American foreign policy, beginning with the 9/11 attacks, at the bottom of the stairs.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    The original steel door marking off the classified, intelligence section of the former U.S. Embassy compound.
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  • Inside Iran's Den of Spies

    A hallway inside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
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