Iranian President Dies – level 3
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former Iranian president, suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 82. Tens of thousands gathered at Tehran University to attend the funeral and mourn the man, who was their president from 1989 to 1997.
Iran has undergone three days of official mourning. Rafsanjani was buried next to Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini.
Difficult words: former (-ex), gather (come together in large numbers).
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