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Here's How Iranians Reacted To The Killing Of Qassem Soleimani

Dozens of Iranians were killed in a stampede as crowds of mourners took to the streets of Tehran on Monday. The top Iranian general was killed in a US airstrike last Thursday in Baghdad.

Posted on January 7, 2020, at 2:41 p.m. ET

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, and Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, the newly appointed commander of the country's Quds Force, pray near the coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an airstrike at the Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Jan. 6.

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends Soleimani's funeral ceremony, Jan. 6.

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Gen. Esmail Ghaani, Soleimani's longtime lieutenant and the new leader of Quds Force, cries over the coffin during the funeral ceremony, Jan. 6.

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Thousands of Iranians attend Soleimani's funeral ceremony in Tehran, Jan. 6.

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Iranian protesters burn flags of Israel and the US while attending Soleimani's funeral in Tehran, Jan. 6.

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An Iranian mourner holds a sign during funeral processions in Kerman, Iran, Jan. 7.

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Iranian boys carry a symbolic coffin draped with the US flag during a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Jan. 6.

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People mourn in Tehran, Jan. 6.

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Iranians carry Soleimani's coffin in Tehran, Jan. 6.

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Crowds of Iranians attend Soleimani's funeral ceremony in Tehran, Jan. 6.

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A woman holds a photo of Soleimani during his funeral in Tehran, Jan. 6.

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An Iranian man holds a picture of Soleimani during his funeral procession in Tehran, Jan. 6.

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Iranians mourn at Tehran University, Jan. 6.

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Mourners look at mock caskets decorated with the flags of the US and Israel in Tehran, Jan. 6.

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Iranian mourners gather around a vehicle carrying Soleimani's coffin in Kerman, Jan. 7.

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People arrive at a hospital in Kerman to look for their loved ones following a stampede that broke out at Soleimani's funeral, killing at least 40 people, Jan. 7.

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A woman shows a medic a picture of her brother as people check to see if their loved ones are alive outside a hospital's information office in Kerman, Jan. 7.

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A portrait of Soleimani hangs on the wall of a hospital in Kerman, Jan. 7.

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An Iranian nurse cries after reuniting with her son who was at the stampede in Kerman, Jan. 7.

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An Iranian woman sits next to a relative who was wounded in the stampede in Kerman, Jan. 7.

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An Iranian nurse tends to a man who was wounded in the stampede in Kerman, Jan. 7.

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A mourner walks back from Soleimani's funeral ceremony in Tehran, Jan. 6.




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