A cardboard cut-out version of the late Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran.
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Cardboard cut-out Ayatollah Khomeini tours Tehran

As the countdown to the 33rd anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution gets under way, a cardboard cut-out version of the revolution's founder has gone on a tour of the capital city, Tehran.

The idea was to re-enact the first moments of Ayatollah Khomeini's arrival back in the country after exile in Paris.

But within a short time jokes about the cut-out began circulating on social networking sites.

Karen Zarindast reports.

This video was produced by BBC Persian's Siavash Ardalan.

  • 03 Feb 2012