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During his recent visit on April 7 to Orumyeh in Iran’s Western Azerbaijan province, Iranian President Ahmadinejad prayed for rain.

And as soon as he finished his speech, rain drops began falling.

At least according to the hardline Fars news agency.

Fars also claims that a huge crowd had come to listen to Ahamdinejad’s speech at Orumyeh’s sports stadium.

On a video posted on opposition websites, however, the crowd didn’t appear very sizeable (although the person who made the video with his cellphone seemed to have been outside the stadium).

--Golnaz Esfandiari

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Persian Letters is a blog that offers a window into Iranian politics and society. Written primarily by Golnaz Esfandiari, Persian Letters brings you under-reported stories, insight and analysis, as well as guest Iranian bloggers -- from clerics, anarchists, feminists, Basij members, to bus drivers.