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Iran's Army Day

Basij at an Iranian military march during Iran's Army Day in front of the shrine their late revolutinairy founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini south of Tehran..The Basij (also Bassij or Baseej is a volunteer based Iranian paramilitary force that was founded by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in November of 1979. The Basij are currently subordinate to Revolutionary Guards. Basij forces often undertake general security checks in urban areas such as setting up street inspection posts to intercept drug smuggling and potential insurgency.April 18,2007.Credit: © Guido Van Damme/ 2007.

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Basij at an Iranian military march during Iran's Army Day in front of the shrine their late revolutinairy founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini south of Tehran..The Basij (also Bassij or Baseej is a volunteer based Iranian paramilitary force that was founded by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in November of 1979. The Basij are currently subordinate to Revolutionary Guards. Basij forces often undertake general security checks in urban areas such as setting up street inspection posts to intercept drug smuggling and potential insurgency.April 18,2007.Credit: © Guido Van Damme/ 2007.