Photos: Bloody Aftermath of the Presidential Elections in Iran

June 16, 2009 at 9:06 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Asked about the voting in Iran, Barack Obama said, “Ultimately the election is for the Iranians to decide. You’re seeing people looking at new possibilities. And whoever ends up winning the election in Iran, the fact that there’s been a robust debate hopefully will help advance our ability to engage them in new ways.” For someone who sees false choices everywhere, he sure was snoozing on this one.

Obama’s was a depressingly bad answer. For what does this now say about America’s attitude toward Friday’s insult to democracy? Does the American president really believe that the Iranian public decided the outcome?

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A supporter of the challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi walks past a burning police motorcyle in Tehran as protesters took to the streets in anger over the announcement that President Ahmadinejad had prevailed in the elections.

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Bloodied
A Mousavi supporter leaves the site of a skirmish.

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A protester bends to pick up a stone on Valiasr Street.

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Police and security forces block the street in front of the Interior ministry

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Address to the Nation

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A Mousavi supporter speaks with riot police

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Supporters of Mousavi grapple with a riot policeman

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Victory Claim

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Sign of Defeat?

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Supporters of Mousavi protest

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The Challenger

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The Incumbent

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Casting Their Vote

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ID Check

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Long Lines

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Views and Decisions

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Books and Beads

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Iran is ruled under a system called Velayat-e Faqih

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Up in Arms

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Reformer

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Hard-Liner

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Fingers Painted

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Fightin’ for Mahmoud

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Rebuttal

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Banner

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On the Road Again

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Headband

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Walk Off
A supporter holds a portrait of Mousavi at a campaign rally in Tehran.

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