Iran's Pivotal Presidential Election Hard-line incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner against his chief rival, pro-reform Mir Hossein Mousavi, in Iran's hotly contested presidential election. The results have sparked massive pro-Mousavi demonstrations and a review of disputed ballots.
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Iran's Pivotal Presidential Election

Anti-government protesters chant slogans as a public trash dumpster is set on fire during a protest in Tehran, Iran, July 30, 2009. The Iranian government has banned foreign media from covering some events in Iran; this image was taken by an individual not employed by The Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran. AP hide caption

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