In many Iranian cities, supporters of various presidential candidates have taken to the streets to campaign for their favorite candidate, under the watchful eyes of the security forces. These photos show the people in Tehran on Wednesday engaged in the lively campaign.
- Two fresh opinion polls show Hassan Rohani, the candidate on whom many pro-reform elements in Iran are pinning their hopes, in a virtual tie with conservative candidate Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf ahead of this week's presidential election. 6/13/13
- Reports from Iran indicate that a wide range of reformist groups have announced their support for Hassan Rohani. The Islamic Iran Participation Front and the Association of Combatant Clerics as well as top government critics such as Ahmad Montazeri and Ali Motahari have lent their support to the Hassan Rohani campaign. 6/13/13
- Iranians go to the polls Friday for the first round of a presidential election that analysts say pits hardliners against only slightly less hardline candidates. The experts believe that as a result, the outcome will make at most a difference in the tone of Iran's policies, but not the substance. -Al Pessin, VOA 6/13/13