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Iran Vote & Aftermath


Iranians went to the polls on June 12 to vote in one of the most important elections in the Islamic republic's history.
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Iranians went to the polls on June 12 to vote in one of the most important elections in the Islamic republic's history.

Officials said the turnout topped 85 percent, the highest ever for a national election in the Islamic republic.
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Officials said the turnout topped 85 percent, the highest ever for a national election in the Islamic republic.

A girl waits while women vote at a Tehran polling station.
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A girl waits while women vote at a Tehran polling station.

Iranian women hold prayer beads and registration cards as they wait to vote in Qom.
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Iranian women hold prayer beads and registration cards as they wait to vote in Qom.

Supporters greet President Mahmud Ahmadinejad outside a polling station in Tehran.
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Supporters greet President Mahmud Ahmadinejad outside a polling station in Tehran.

Ahmadinejad supporters celebrate early reports of a lead in the polls.
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Ahmadinejad supporters celebrate early reports of a lead in the polls.

After election officials declared Ahmadinejad the winner, thousands of supporters of Mir Hossein Musavi protested.
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After election officials declared Ahmadinejad the winner, thousands of supporters of Mir Hossein Musavi protested.

A Musavi supporter walks past a burning motorcycle during the opposition protests.
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A Musavi supporter walks past a burning motorcycle during the opposition protests.

Riot police were deployed to disperse the protesters.
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Riot police were deployed to disperse the protesters.

Protesters try to help a riot policeman who was beaten during the street clashes.
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Protesters try to help a riot policeman who was beaten during the street clashes.

A day after the vote, a woman cries near Musavi's campaign headquarters in Tehran.
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A day after the vote, a woman cries near Musavi's campaign headquarters in Tehran.

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