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Iran protest biggest since revolution

Tens of thousands of Iranians marched through the streets of Tehran on Monday to protest allegations that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won re-election through massive fraud. Published June 16, 2009

Mousavi joins protests; supreme leader orders vote probe

TEHRAN | Opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi appeared Monday for the first time since his purported defeat in Iran's presidential elections and told thousands of supporters that their votes had not been in vain. Published June 15, 2009

Iranians heat up post-election protests

Protesters chanting "God is great" grew angrier in Tehran and other cities Sunday as incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted that he had won re-election fairly and police arrested more than 100 opposition supporters. Published June 15, 2009

Street fights, record turnout mark Iranian election

An election that began with a record number of Iranians peacefully seeking to choose their president ended Saturday in protest demonstrations and a crackdown that undermined the legitimacy of the Islamic regime. Published June 14, 2009

Iran declares Ahmadinejad victory

Iranian authorities announced Saturday that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won re-election by a majority of nearly two-thirds of votes cast, but young Iranians protested in the streets and the president's chief rival charged fraud. Published June 13, 2009

Vote count has Ahmadinejad leading in Iran elections

The top rivals in Iran's presidential election both claimed victory Friday after a record turnout forced authorities to extend polling by six hours, raising the prospect of deepening divisions in an already polarized society. Published June 13, 2009

Iran vote extended with turnout heavy

TEHRAN | Iranians flooded polling stations to vote for president Friday, after the most heated campaign in the 30-year history of the Islamic republic exposed bitter divisions among Iran's ruling elite. Published June 12, 2009