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Hundreds of Iranian protesters surge against a line of Iranian riot police in front of the British embassy. The mob overran the police and stormed the embassy compound.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH / European Pressphoto Agency

Police chase protesters as they enter the gate of the British embassy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Two Iranian protesters try to pry the Royal Coat of Arms from a British embassy building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vahid Salemi / Associated Press

A British embassy vehicle burns after Iranian protesters overran the embassy compound, setting fires and breaking windows.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vahid Salemi / Associated Press

Iranian protesters break the windows of a British embassy building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vahid Salemi / Associated Press

Iranian protesters bear anti-British posters and chant anti-Western slogans in front of the British embassy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAHEB HOMAVANDI / Reuters

Iranian students flood into the British embassy, overwhelming riot police.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH / European Pressphoto Agency

A man holds a poster featuring actors John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in a scene from the film "Pulp Fiction" that he took from the British embassy as it was overrun by Iranian protesters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

An Iranian protester makes a show of tearing apart a picture of Queen Elizabeth II taken from the British embassy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH / European pressphoto agency

Protesters burn a British flag taken down from the embassy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Iranian protesters climb the wall around the British embassy. Iranian soldiers, diplomatically obligated to defend the embassy, eventually regained control of the compound

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAHEB HOMAVANDI / Reuters

Iranians gather to protest in front of the British embassy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAHEB HOMAVANDI / Reuters

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