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Timeline: President Mahmud Ahmadinejad

Mahmud Ahmadinejad (archive)
Mahmud Ahmadinejad (archive)
Ahead of the presidential handover in Iran on August 3-4, RFE/RL correspondents Golnaz Esfandiari and Glenn Kates created a timeline of some of outgoing President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's most memorable moments, whether facing down the international community over Tehran's nuclear program, casting doubt on the Holocaust, or denying that Iran has any homosexuals.

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