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Situated 750 miles south of Tehran in the port of Bushehr is Iran's first nuclear power plant. It was completed Feb. 25, 2009, more than 30 years after its construction began. Iran's nuclear program was launched in the 1950s with the help of the United States. The first nuclear plant was to be built with Russian cooperation in 1975, however, the agreement collapsed following the 1979 Islamic revolution, only to be renewed recently. Iran declared itself a nuclear state in February, and faces continued scrutiny over its nuclear program.

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