TEHRAN, Iran Nov. 4, 2013 -- ABC News reports from Iran this week, digging into a changing country few Americans understand.
Today marks 34 years since Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Iran and took 52 Americans hostage, holding them for 444 days.
This week, ABC News was given unprecedented access to the site. ABC News correspondent Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) tweeted from what Iranians now call the "Den of Spies."
The compound is covered in anti-U.S. graffiti and murals.
Iran has preserved parts of the embassy and loads of original materials seized during the embassy takover. Some exhibits emphasize the compound's previous intelligence capabilities.
Lila spoke with Iranians in the compound, who revealed their countrymen's sometimes complex views toward the United States.