A woman walks past an anti-American mural on a wall of the former United States embassy in central Tehran, Iran, in 2008. Raheb Homavandi/Reuters/File
Cars drive past an anti-American mural in Tehran, Iran, in 2004. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
An Iranian couple walks past a banner after a demonstration in support of the people of Bahrain, outside the University of Tehran in Iran on Sept. 9. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
A woman walks past an image of students climbing the gates of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979 during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Nov. 3, 2008. Caren Firouz/Reuters/File
A schoolboy poses for a photograph in front of an anti-US mural as he holds pictures of Iran's Late Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (l.) and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after a gathering to mark the anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Nov. 4, 2007. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
A schoolboy gestures as he holds a placard while attending a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution at the Behesht-e Zahra (Zahra's paradise) cemetery in southern Tehran, Iran, on Feb. 1, 2010. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
Shoes are suspended in front of a US flag during a protest in support of the Iraqi TV journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, in front of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Dec. 24, 2008. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
A woman walks past an anti-US mural on a wall of the former US embassy during a protest, in support of the Iraqi TV journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, in Tehran, Iran, on Dec. 24, 2008. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
Based on true events surrounding the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran, 'Argo' opened this weekend at No. 2 and rose to the top spot on Monday. Iranians are less enthused.
Roshanak Taghavi, Correspondent /
October 17, 2012
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American moviegoers flocked to theaters this weekend to see Ben Affleck's long-anticipated thriller Argo, which has been generating headlines since it was first screened at the Toronto Film Festival last month.