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    THE SHAH OF IRAN AND EMPRESS FARAH DIBA, IN WEST GERMANY FOR A NINE-DAY STATE VISIT, WERE SHOWN OVER THE HISTORIC CATHEDRAL AND TOWN HALL AT AACHEN TODAY.

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    THE SHAH OF IRAN AND EMPRESS FARAH DIBA, IN WEST GERMANY FOR A NINE-DAY STATE VISIT, WERE SHOWN OVER THE HISTORIC CATHEDRAL AND TOWN HALL AT AACHEN TODAY. THE TOUR WAS CONDUCTED AMID STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS, FOLLOWING THREATS ON THE LIVES OF THE VISITORS.

    THE SHAH'S VISIT TO WEST GERMANY HAS BEEN DOGGED WITH THREATS TO HIS LIFE, AND HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT AMID UNUSUALLY HEAVY SECURITY PROTECTION.

    TODAY AT AACHEN, THE SHAH AND HIS WIFE WERE BOOED BY DISSIDENTS AMONG THE CROWD OF THOUSANDS WHO MET WATCHED THEIR ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE.

    IN THE ANCIENT TOWN, THE ROYAL COUPLE WERE SHOWN THE HISTORIC CATHEDRAL, WHICH DATES BACK TO THE EIGHT CENTURY AND WHICH CONTAINS MANY ANCIENT RELICS, SOME OF WHICH ARE OPEN TO VIEW ONLY ONCE IN SEVEN YEARS.

    THE SHAH AND HIS WIFE THEN WENT TO THE TOWN HALL, ANOTHER ANCIENT BUILDING ERECTED ON THE SITE OF THE FORMER PALACE OF THE EMPEROR CHARLEMAGNE. THE BUILDING CONTAINS MAGNIFICENT CORONATION HALL, LAST USED IN 1531.

    BEFORE LEAVING THE TOWN, THE SHAH AND EMPRESS SIGNED THE GOLDEN BOOK OF AACHEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5D1DMPPYJQ4CZ8D6TC8HCYYW6
    Media URN:
    VLVA5D1DMPPYJQ4CZ8D6TC8HCYYW6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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