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In Pictures: Ashoura Protests in Tehran

Photos by Arash Ashoorinia,

These photos by Arash Ashoorinia are from the protests held by the Green Opposition Movement supporters in Tehran on Sunday, December 27.  Protesters were on the streets to mark Ashoura, the martyrdom of Imam Hossein in 680 AD at the battle of Karbala, and to express their support for the opposition. According to various reports, at least eight people were killed during the protests when the security forces fired live ammunition at the protesters. Ali Mousavi, the nephew of the opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, is among the dead.

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