Iran's first nuclear power station

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Iran’s first nuclear power plant is just a few weeks away from operation after 35 years in construction. (Iran International Photo Agency/Getty Images)
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The Russian built and operated Bushehr plant has taken so long to build due to a series of sanctions imposed by the United Nations. (Iran International Photo Agency/Getty Images)
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The first fuel has been loaded into the nuclear plant in southern Iran. The facility's uranium fuel will fall well below the enrichment level needed for weapons-grade uranium. (Iran International Photo Agency/Getty Images)
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This has satisfied International concerns that Iran was intending to produce a nuclear weapon. (Iran International Photo Agency/Getty Images)
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The plant is likely to begin electricity production in a month. (Iran International Photo Agency/Getty Images)
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The Bushehr plant was commissioned by Iran's last shah before the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution. (Iran International Photo Agency/Getty Images)
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Russia has promised to monitor the plant closely and to recover any material which Iran could use to make nuclear weapons, according to international reports. (Iran International Photo Agency/Getty Images)
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The Bushehr reactor will be fully fueled by September 22. (Iran International Photo Agency/Getty Images)
Mon 23 Aug 2010 12:01 PM GST

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