Hero of Iran hostage rescue depicted in Argo

Tony Mendez, a retired disguise specialist in the CIA, has his mission to rescue American hostages in Iran dramatized in the movie "Argo."

The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's exiled religious leader, speaks on Jan. 25, 1979, at a news conference following morning prayers.  Through an interpreter he told newsmen that he was postponing his return to Tehran because of  the Iranian Army's closure of the airports.  (AP Photo)

The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's exiled religious leader, speaks on Jan. 25, 1979, at a news conference following morning prayers. Through an interpreter he told newsmen that he was postponing his return to Tehran because of the Iranian Army's closure of the airports. (AP Photo)

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