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25 Years Later: Iranian Life After Ayatollah Khomeini

Iran marks the 25th anniversary of the death of the father of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, on June 4.

. Portraits of the late Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran's current supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, hang over shoppers in the historic Bazar-e Bozorg on June 2, 2014 in Isfahan, Iran.

Iran marks the 25th anniversary of the death of the Ayatollah Khomeini and his legacy of the Islamic Revolution on June 4. John Moore / Getty Images

. People ride horse carriages in the Unesco-listed Naqsh-e Janan Square on June 2 in Isfahan, Iran. Isfahan, with it's immense mosques, picturesque bridges and ancient bazaar, is a virtual living museum of Iranian traditional culture. John Moore / Getty Images

. A carpet vendor awaits customers at his shop in the Bazar-e Bozorg on June 2 in Isfahan. International sanctions have severely affected Iran's carpet industry. John Moore / Getty Images

. A family rides a motorcycle past the Amir Chakhmaq Hosseinieh worship site, one of the largest such structures in Iran, in the desert town of Yazd on June 1. John Moore / Getty Images

. A highway stretches north on May 30 in Shiraz, Iran. Shiraz, celebrated for more than 2,000 years as the heartland of Persian culture and the home of Iranian poetry, is also known for its progressive attitudes and tolerance. Like all of Iran, this week Shiraz observes the 25th anniversary of the death and continued legacy of the Ayatollah Khomeini, father of the Islamic revolution. John Moore / Getty Images

. A couple share a moment together behind a park hedgerow on June 2 in Isfahan. John Moore / Getty Images

. Tourists walk through the ancient Persepolis archeological site on May 30 in Persepolis, Iran. The ruins mark the site of the 6th century BC Persian Achaemenid Empire, the largest empire the world had known up to that time, which was eventually ended by Alexander the Great. John Moore / Getty Images

. Textile weaver Ali Ghayoumi, 83, makes camel hair cloth on his loom on June 1 in Narin, Iran. Ghayoumi, who has worked in the same underground workshop since the age of 10, is one of the last loom weavers in Narin. His craft has increasingly been replaced by factory production in larger cities. John Moore / Getty Images

. Goats seek out to graze at sunset on May 30 near the village of Nasrabad. John Moore / Getty Images

. Worshippers pray at the Aramgah-e Shah-e Cheragh shrine on May 29 in Shiraz, Iran. Thousands of Muslim pilgrims visit to pray at the shrine, one of the holiest Shiite sites in the country. John Moore / Getty Images

. A cyclist passes a banner featuring the Ayatollah Khomeini on June 1 in the desert town of Yazd. John Moore / Getty Images

. A deli station employee at the Hyper Star market greets a customer in the new Isfahan City Center shopping mall on June 2. The mall, still under construction, is the largest shopping center in Iran and will include a five-star hotel, a financial center and an entertainment center with cinema and fair complex. John Moore / Getty Images

. A cyclst rides through the streets in Narin on June 1. The ancient town, known for its mud-brick architecture and handicrafts, has been a prominent stop on trade routes since the Sassanid era. John Moore / Getty Images