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Shi'ite cleric gains sway across border

Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is watched in Iran. Iraq's Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is watched in Iran.
By Anne Barnard
Globe Staff / May 14, 2007

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TEHRAN -- Iran's ruling clerics have long prided themselves on running the world's only Shi'ite Muslim state -- a state that imposes religion, dictating what imams can preach, what the media can report, and what people can wear. (Full article: 1061 words)

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