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  1. Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, top, looks at judiciary chief Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi, right, as he embraces Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after he was sworn in for a second four-year term during a ceremony in parliament in Tehran on August 5, 2009. Ahmadinejad was sworn in as Iranian president as riot police broke up opposition protests over an election that triggered the worst turmoil in the Islamic republic's history. Framed pictures are portraits of Iranian "martyrs". (Behrouz Mehri / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. An Iranian protester holds-up a placard as a burned U.S. flag is seen on the ground during an anti-Britain protest in front of the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, June 23. Iran accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday of interfering in its state affairs in his comments about the Islamic Republic's disputed June 12 election, the ISNA news agency reported. (Fars News via Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. This photograph posted on the internet shows two Iranian women taking cover from a cloud of either tear gas or smoke at an anti-government protest in Tehran, Iran Saturday, June 20. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi fight running battles with riot police on Saturday, June 20, in Tehran. Several thousand defied an ultimatum from Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for an end to protests over last week's disputed presidential election results. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. A Mousavi supporter holds a toy gun in his hand to intimidate police and militia during Saturday's protests. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Mousavi supporters run from tear gas fired by riot police in Tehran on Saturday. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Iranian protesters cover their face from tear gas during clashes with riot police in Tehran on Saturday. (Ali Safari / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. A Mousavi supporter shows her hand covered in the blood of a person injured Saturday. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. A protester cheers as a bus burns in Tehran on Saturday. (Ali Safari / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. People tend to an injured woman as supporters of Mousavi protest in Tehran on Saturday. (Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, front right, leads the weekly Friday prayer at Tehran University. Khamenei called for an end to street protests, siding with declared winner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in his first public appearance since the protests began. (Behrouz Mehri / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Khamenei makes his address as part of Friday prayers at Tehran University. He spoke a day after hundreds of thousands of protesters in black and green flooded the streets of Tehran in a somber, candlelit show of mourning for those killed in clashes after Iran's disputed presidential election. (Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,left, talks to Judiciary Chief Mahmood Hashemi Shahroodi during Friday prayers in Tehran. (Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. An Iranian man listens to Khamenei's Friday prayer sermon outside Tehran University on Friday. (Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Iranian men shout slogans outside Tehran University on Friday during the Ayatollah's speech. (Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Mir Hossein Mousavi, center, acknowledges the crowd during a demonstration Thursday in Tehran where his supporters gathered to honor demonstrators killed in clashes over the disputed election. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Iranian supporters of Mousavi gather in the streets Thursday in Tehran. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Candles are lit for the demonstrators who were killed on June 16. In the background, a slogan that reads 'Death to dictator' is seen on a Tehran street on Thursday. (Ali Zare / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Iranian supporters of defeated opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate Wednesday, June 17, in Tehran, Iran. Thousands of people are protesting in the streets of Tehran today with expectations of an even larger protest Thursday as a day of mourning is planned for the eight people killed in Monday's protests. Iran has banned foreign media from covering rallies in the country. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Iranian supporters of defeated reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate on June 17, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. Iran's Guardian Council reportedly said that they would recount some of the votes in presidential election that critics say was unfairly won by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinehjad. (Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. A broken computer monitor in a room in a Tehran University dormitory after it was attacked by militia forces during riots in Tehran, Monday, June 15, Iran. Overnight, police and militia stormed the campus at the city's biggest university, ransacking dormitories and arresting dozens of students angry over what they claim was election fraud. Iran's media clampdown seeks to restrict what its citizens and the world can see of street protests. But it's the Internet age, and protesters can take video and photos with cellphones and transmit them over the Web - a huge change from the primitive communications during Iran's 1979 revolution. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. A demonstrator shows a picture of former presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi during a rally in support of Mousavi near the Azadi (Freedom) monument, western Tehran on Monday. (Caren Firouz / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Demonstrators stand on railings to get a view of the crowds, next to posters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, who claims there was voting fraud in Friday's election, turn out to protest the result of the election at a mass rally in Azadi square in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 15. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. A man wounded by gunfire is removed from an area where pro-government militia were firing shots in the air near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran, Monday. Hundreds of thousands gathered in Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran to support Mir Hossein Mousavi, who claims there was voting fraud in Friday's election. (Ben Curtis / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, center, addresses supporters as he attends a rally with his wife Zahra Rahnavard in Tehran on Monday. (Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. A man lies on the back of a taxi, after being seriously injured by gunfire in an area where pro-government militia were firing shots in the air at a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran, Monday. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Protestors set fires in a main street in Tehran, Iran early on Monday morning. Iran's supreme leader ordered an investigation into allegations of election fraud on Monday. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Iranian plain clothes policemen beat a demonstrator with batons during a protest against the election results in Tehran on Sunday. (AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Supporters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cry as he addresses them during a victory celebration on Sunday. (Damir Sagolj / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. President Ahmadinejad on Sunday holds his first news conference after Iran's controversial presidential election on Friday. (Damir Sagolj / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Mousavi supporters try to calm fellow demonstrators as they clash with a riot policeman in Tehran on Saturday. (Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Smoke billows from a burning bus as a supporter of Mousavi flashes the victory sign during a protest in Tehran on Saturday. (Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Iranian riot police clear burning debris as supporters of the defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi fought running battles using stones and petrol bombs against police on Saturday. (Ben Curtis / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. A Mousavi supporter hurls a stone at an Iranian police officer during riots on Saturday. (Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. An injured Mousavi supporter covers his face during riots in Tehran on Saturday. (Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. An Iranian riot-police officer sprays tear-gas at a Mousavi supporter, who is advancing with a stick on Saturday. (Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  37. Ahmadinejad supporters flash the victory sign during celebrations in the Shiite holy city of Qom, about 70 miles south of Tehran, on Saturday. (Amir Hesami / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  38. Supporters of the reformist candidate protest the declaration of victory for Ahmadinejad on Saturday. Their preferred candidate, Mousavi, denounced the results as "treason." (Ben Curtis / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  39. Anna Seyedan casts her vote for president of Iran as her daughter Sameen watches on Friday at a polling place in Potomac, Md., for Iranian citizens living in the Washington area. Iran was voting on whether to keep hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power for four more years or replace him with a candidate more open to loosening the country's Islamic restrictions and improving ties with the United States. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  40. Iranian women stand in line to cast their votes at Masoumeh shrine in Qum, about 75 miles south of Tehran on Friday. (Kamran Jebreili / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  41. Ahmadinejad holds his passport up as he arrives to cast his ballot during the Iranian presidential election on Friday. (Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  42. Leading challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi holds his inked finger aloft after casting his vote with his wife Zahra Rahnavard. (Ben Curtis / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  43. An Iranian woman casts her ballot in the presidential elections in a polling station in Tehran. (Behrouz Mehri / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  44. Iranian clerics check candidates' list before voting at the shrine of Hazrat-e Massoumeh, granddaughter of Prophet Mohammad, in the city of Qom. (Damir Sagolj / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  45. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech after casting his vote to elect a new president at his office in Tehran. (Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  46. A supporter of Ahmadinejad rides a motorcycle featuring a windshield covered with campaign posters during a rally in Tehran on June 10. (Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  47. Zahra Rahnavard, the wife of Mousavi, holds her husband's photograph during a campaign rally in Tehran on June 9. (Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  48. A supporter of Ahmadinejad displays her hand painted with the Iranian flag at his final election campaign rally in Tehran on June 10. (Ben Curtis / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  49. Supporters of Mousavi hold a rally in downtown Tehran on Monday, June 8. (Arash Khamooshi / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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