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The Picture That Was Removed

Iranian blogs and websites are reporting that this picture -- reportedly taken during President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s trip last week to Hormozgan Province -- was removed by the ISNA news agency shortly after being posted.

The reason could be that the appearance of the young woman in the picture is not “Islamic” enough.

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