Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi was ousted during a revolution led by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. The Shah's fall marked the end of more than 2500 years of the monarchy in Iran and the formerly western-oriented state became an Islamic republic.
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Time bombs are ticking on the world's sea beds. During World War II, 6,300 vessels were sent to the bottom. For years, they have been rusting beneath the waves and leaking toxic oil into the oceans. The biggest oil spill in history is imminent.