Iran's 1953 coup – A communist newspaper's office equipment is burned in the streets of Tehran on August 19, 1953, during the pro-Shah riot that swept through Iran's capital. After a day of fighting, Royalist forces triumphed and Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was ousted. A declassified CIA document acknowledges that the agency was involved in the coup.
Iran's 1953 coup – Soldiers chase rioters during civil unrest in Tehran. Massive protests broke out across the nation in 1953.
Iran's 1953 coup – An Iranian woman waves a club after joining other demonstrators in the streets of Tehran. British and U.S. intelligence agencies helped organize protests and pull pro-Shah forces together.
Iran's 1953 coup – Rioters armed with staves are chased by soldiers in Tehran.