Mideast Iran US Airbus Anniversary

July 2, 2012 - 12:02 PM
An Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat escorts a passenger ship, unseen, near the spot where an Iranian airliner was shot down by a U.S. warship 24 years ago killing 290 passengers, while an oil tanker is seen in the background, on Monday, July 2, 2012. The USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air A300 Airbus on July 3, 1988 shortly after it took off from Bandar Abbas bound for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)