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One Extraordinary Day...

In "Ely's Diary," a contribution to Radio Farda, a Tehran journalist walks us through the coffeehouses and streets of the Iranian capital on June 17. After his newspaper sends female staffers home out of fear for their safety, a cafe debate erupts over who is brutalizing the population, a security troop flashes the "victory" sign, and silent mourning gives way to the honking of horns.

"I woke up with a splitting headache as the sounds of honking cars, loud explosions, and screams and chants from the previous night were still echoing in my head. After sipping a dark coffee, I headed out..."

It's worth a read.