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January 30th, 2014
09:00 PM ET

Inside the site of the the 1979 Iran hostage crisis

CNN has a rare look inside the former U.S. embassy in Iran where dozens of American diplomats were held and tortured by Iranians for 14 months in 1979.

Many may remember it from the Hollywood hit, Argo.

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Today, the embassy is an anti-American museum, but it looks almost exactly like it did 34 years ago.

CNN's Jim Sciutto has the exclusive footage.


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