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Video Flashback: High Hopes Ahead Of Iran's 2009 Vote

WATCH: In Part One, RFE/RL's Radio Farda website editor Omid Nikfarjam talks about the atmosphere of excitement one year ago, as Iranians looked ahead to a historic vote. What they didn't realize was that those high hopes would give way to the most divisive dispute in the history of the Islamic Republic. Look for Part Two tomorrow.

Looking Back: Iran's 2009 Election Run-Up (I)
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