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Iranians Mock Their Leaders

With newspapers closed, and severe media restrictions in place, some photos doing the rounds are mocking the Iranian authorities' insistence that the protests are unimportant.

A PDF being distributed is a mock statement from the presidential office about creating transparency regarding the recent disturbances.

Each picture is captioned. Here are a few examples:

"Learning first aid in an operation with the 20 million-strong Basij."

"A reflection of the close friendship between the people and the police. A local game known as 'seven stones.'"

"A compulsory police practice to prevent the spread of bird flu."

-- Golnaz Esfandiari