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Iran in turmoil

Webistan Photo Agency | Iran

Iran. Tehran. June 10, 2009. A young woman holding a copy of largely distributed placard, reading "Forbidden to Lie" in Persian (Farsi), refering to allegations of deliberate distortion of figures of the state of the Nation by President-candidate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Group of supporters of the reformist candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, during a massive gathering in the streets of the Capital, two days before the election day. (photo: Roxane / Webistan)

After an intense electoral campaign and a landslide participation, the 2009 presidential election in Iran turned into a quagmire for most Iranians as the results were officially announced.

As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was being officially declared the winner, a huge number of Iranians (up to three million in the streets of Tehran on June 15 according the Capital's Mayor) began protesting and many independent analysts pointed out evidences of massive fraud. Peaceful demonstrations have been followed by severe repressions and the killing of dozens of civilians.

In front of the deaf ear of the country's leadership, the trust gap seems to be widening every day for a majority of Iranian citizens.

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