Photos| Anti US murals are the new facade of ex-US embassy in Tehran is

Iran on Saturday unveiled new anti-American murals on the walls of the former US embassy as Tehran prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the storming of what it labels the "den of spies". The accusatory message of the paintings was one of a violent US that is thirsty for war and bent on tightening its grip on the world, yet weakening despite its military might. The new murals -- mainly painted in white, red and blue, the colours of the US flag -- were unveiled by Major General Hossein Salami, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, at the former mission turned museum. One of them showed a crumbling Statue of Liberty, its right torch-bearing arm having broken off. Another depicted the triangle of the Eye of Providence, the symbol used on the back of the US dollar bill, in a sea of blood in which skulls are floating. A third showed the American Global Hawk drone that was shot down by Iran in June over the Strait of Hormuz, with bats flying out of it.

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A woman walks in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran November 2, 2019. (VIA REUTERS)

A woman walks in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran November 2, 2019. (VIA REUTERS)

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People walk in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran November 2, 2019. (VIA REUTERS)

People walk in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran November 2, 2019. (VIA REUTERS)

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A man walks in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran November 2, 2019. (VIA REUTERS)

A man walks in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran November 2, 2019. (VIA REUTERS)

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People walk in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran. (VIA REUTERS)

People walk in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran. (VIA REUTERS)

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People walk in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran. (VIA REUTERS)

People walk in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran. (VIA REUTERS)

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A woman walks in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran. Anti-U.S. works of graphics is the main theme of the wall murals painted by a team of artists ahead of the 40th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. diplomatic post by revolutionary students. (VIA REUTERS)

A woman walks in front of new murals of the former US embassy in Tehran. Anti-U.S. works of graphics is the main theme of the wall murals painted by a team of artists ahead of the 40th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. diplomatic post by revolutionary students. (VIA REUTERS)

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A woman walks past a new anti-U.S. mural on the wall of former U.S. embassy portraying the interception of Global Hawk US drone by Iran in Persian Gulf, after an unveiling ceremony in Tehran. (AP)

A woman walks past a new anti-U.S. mural on the wall of former U.S. embassy portraying the interception of Global Hawk US drone by Iran in Persian Gulf, after an unveiling ceremony in Tehran. (AP)

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Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami, center, attends a ceremony to unveil new anti-U.S. murals painted on the walls of former U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP)

Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami, center, attends a ceremony to unveil new anti-U.S. murals painted on the walls of former U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP)

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