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Hardliner Captures Iranian Presidency

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Hardliner Captures Iranian Presidency

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Hardliner Captures Iranian Presidency

Hardliner Captures Iranian Presidency

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The mayor of Tehran — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — has won Iran's presidency in a landslide. Friday's presidential runoff election was a setback for reformers who fear Ahmadinejad, 49, will take Iran back to the restrictions of the Islamic Revolution.