Photo Friday: Iran Election Protests

June 19th, 2009 by Ross

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Last Friday marked a pretty major moment in world history with the 10th Iranian presidential election. While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reported as winning the election supporters of Mir-Hossein Mousavi believed there was foul play. Thousands of Mousavi supporters began protesting thru-out the country with massive demonstrations taking place in Tehran.

The images that have come out have been incredible but since the first batch of pictures came out the Iranian government has banned all foreign media.

The most interesting part of all of it is how the U.S. State Department is using Twitter as a means to keep in touch with what is going on. The State Department asked Twitter to delay their scheduled maintenance so that people in Iran could still update their accounts while protesting continued to go on. I’ve never heard of a country blocking off all foreign media while such major demonstrations are going on but Im really glad that these images made it out before that.

Check out more photos that struck me after the jump.

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  1. Joe M. Says:

    There’s going to be a protest of the Iranian elections at the CNN Center, downtown Atlanta starting @ 5pm

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