Persian music master Shajarian who backed Iran protests dies

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2011 file photo, Iran's greatest master of Persian classical music and supporter of Iran's political "Green Movement" Mohammad Reza Shajarian, left, listens to Kaveh Motamediyan, Saboo player from the Shahnaz Ensemble band, backstage before their concert, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Iran's state TV said Thursday, Oct. 8, 20202, that the nation's famous singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian has died of cancer at the age of 80.

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