Ken Taylor helped a group of Americans avoid capture and eventually escape Iran in 1979. The former Canadian ambassador to Iran died Thursday at 81. Gregory Payan/AP hide caption

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Washington Post Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian, seen here with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, has been held prisoner since he was arrested in Tehran last July. On Thursday, a powerful Iranian politician said of a potential prisoner swap, "That's one way." EPA/Landov hide caption

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Is that Subway? Middle East analyst Holly Dagres is on a hunt for fast-food lookalikes in Tehran. Holly Dagres hide caption

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Rats aren't only problem in Tehran. These were running free over the weekend in Luton, England. Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media /Landov hide caption

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Iranian protesters breached the gates of the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, tearing down the British flag and ransacking offices. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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