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Iranian Women On The Front Lines

Iranian women have taken a highly visible role in the public protests since the contested June 12 vote. Hundreds of thousands have turned out to support reformist candidate Mir Hossein Musavi, while others voted mainly to say “no” to President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who they see as setting back the cause of women’s rights in Iran. Meanwhile, one woman has become an icon of the reformist movement: Neda Soltan, who was fatally shot during an opposition protest.

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