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Iranian Voters Face Stark Choice in Runoff Election

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Iranian Voters Face Stark Choice in Runoff Election

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Iranian Voters Face Stark Choice in Runoff Election

Iranian Voters Face Stark Choice in Runoff Election

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Iranian students hold banners and shout slogans in support of former president and presidential candidate Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani during his address at the Tehran university on June 21. hide caption

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Iran holds a runoff presidential election Friday. Voters will choose between Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president who is casting himself as a reformer and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the younger, hard-line mayor of Tehran. Last Friday's first round of voting, with an initial field of seven candidates, was called Iran's closest election in a quarter century.