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Photos: Election protests in Tehran on June 17

Photos by Syma Sayyah, Tehran


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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded Tehran on Wednesday in a fifth day of unauthorized protests demanding the annulment of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election. 


As a leading Iranian human rights group reported that 32 people had been killed in the protests so far, the government struck back by expelling foreign reporters, prohibiting coverage of demonstrations and threatening legal action against Iranians who sent videos, news reports and photographs abroad.

(read report by McClatchy Newspapers)




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