Protests in Iran

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Iranians gather around a giant poster of a woman and child holding up a white flag during a demonstration on the main square of the Iranian capital, Tehran, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. Iranians demonstrated peacefully across Iran, the latest wave of anti-government protests against the ruling clerical establishment, with hundreds taking to the streets in Tehran, near the capital, and other cities.

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Protests in Iran – Protesters march through Tehran on Friday, the first day of the Iranian new year to mark Shiite Imam Ali’s birthday.

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Protests in Iran – Iranians take part in a protest in front of the Iranian Parliament in Tehran on Friday.

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Protests in Iran – Iranians gather to show their support for Ali Khamenei, Tehran’s Supreme Leader, during a demonstration in Tehran.

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Protests in Iran – Iranians gather to show their support for Ali Khamenei, Tehran’s Supreme Leader, during a demonstration in Tehran.

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Protests in Iran – Iranians participate in a protest in front of the Iranian Parliament in Tehran. Some Iranians have held peaceful marches during the protests, but some demonstrators blocked roads and police fired tear gas to try to disperse them. Police said they fired 40,000 shots of gas, rubber and other chemicals at the demonstrators.

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This undated family photo shows Iranian opposition student protester, Reza Khandan, who defected on Saturday, May 22, 2011, at the Iranian Embassy in London.

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