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Iran's Presidential Election

Iranians went to the voting booth today, Friday, June 12th, for their 10th presidential election since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Their decision today is largely whether to keep hard-line president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power for four more years, or to replace him with a reformist more open to loosening the country's Islamic restrictions and improving ties with the United States. Ahmadinejad's leading opponent is Mir Hossein Mousavi, a former Prime Minister of Iran. Mousavi's campaign was propelled in recent weeks by young voters using high-tech campaign tactics (over 66% of Iranians are under the age of 30). Iran's presidential elections are tightly controlled, and, once elected, the office holder has limited power, but it remains the highest position determined by popular vote. Collected here are several photos from the past few weeks in Iran. (35 photos total)

A supporter of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad displays her hand painted with the Iranian flag, also used as a sign for his party, at his final election campaign rally, on Azadi street in western Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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160 comments so far...

Does anyone know how soon we'll know the results?

Posted by KG June 12, 09 02:34 PM

Nice pictures. I really hope Mousavi wins this one!

Posted by Slow Changer June 12, 09 02:42 PM

They will start announcing the partial results on saturday morning (local time), and normally the definitive results should be announced in 24 hours from the end of election.

Posted by Mah June 12, 09 02:49 PM

love 29! iranians seem like really neat people.

Posted by sd June 12, 09 02:58 PM

wow, Iranian girls are hot. apart from that one in 32.....

Posted by dougie June 12, 09 03:08 PM

i like Ahmedinajad he is one of the only people in the world who stands up for a different point of view

Posted by Anonymous June 12, 09 03:10 PM

From what I've learned, Ahmedinajad is like the Iranian George Bush. A warmongering conservative. Hopefully, that's a good sign! Hopefully the people there will make change, as well.

Posted by mdmadph June 12, 09 03:25 PM

Persian women make me weak in the knees.

Posted by Anonymous June 12, 09 03:26 PM

anyone else noticing that there are a lot of really hot iranian women?

Posted by evaneightyfour June 12, 09 03:38 PM

#1, I think it's pretty clear who's going to win this "election"

Posted by RJ June 12, 09 03:39 PM

LOL at Dougie! I was thinking the same thing.

Go Mousavi!

Posted by Anonymous June 12, 09 03:47 PM

They are so different than what western media leads us to believe..

Posted by Alpha June 12, 09 04:04 PM

Pictures are as great as "The Big Picture Boston".
I hope Musavi will win because he is the one that can fix things that Ahmadinejad destroyed

Posted by Sahand Mozaffari June 12, 09 04:12 PM

Great pictures once again.

Posted by Johnny June 12, 09 04:22 PM

comment 5 got it

Posted by ReleaseTheRiver June 12, 09 04:23 PM

Fantastic photos! Really warm. Love them.

Posted by Tori June 12, 09 04:28 PM

Go mousavi!

Posted by woahsey June 12, 09 04:30 PM

Great shots;my goodness there are a lot of stunning woman in Iran. I don't know what Mousavi's platforms is but i am pulling for him anyways.

Posted by double_Gee June 12, 09 04:33 PM

Preferring men, I wouldn't say the women were hot, but certainly, I was also taken by the number of beautiful faces in these photos.

I pray that peace is at hand for these people and their children.

Posted by Carolynne June 12, 09 04:43 PM

Please show us more pictures of hot Persian women celebrating in the streets after the results come in

Posted by Smart_grand_one June 12, 09 05:07 PM

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. It's nice to see that the country that was part of the 'Axis of Evil' under cowboy bush is so much like us, and now might actually elect a moderate leader. Perhaps moderation from Obama is met with moderation from Iran. It's so nice that we have moved from the evils of the past 8 years and have an actual intelligent policy towards our 'foes'. Could you imagine someone wanting to drop a nuclear bomb on these wonderful people shown here practicing democratic actions (how easily this country could have gone with 'Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran - McCain)?

Posted by Steven Blunt June 12, 09 05:12 PM

...sigh. This might have well been titled "Rich Iranians."

Posted by Patrick June 12, 09 05:29 PM

Yess the best girl & boy(me) in the iran

Posted by Kiavash June 12, 09 05:51 PM

Unfortunatly there is no real democracy in Iran
Iran has a dictator, his name is Ayaytollah Ali Kameinei
He is the leader of Iran, he is the owner of everything, from the nuclear progran and the foriegen Policy to the economy.
Maybe the Iranian people are nice but their regime is crazy
the president is the only the mouth of Iran, not the leader, he cant change nothing
"wipe Israel from the map, Israel is a cance of the world, USA is the big satan, death to america , death to Israel"
Iran & North Korea work togethar ! dont be naive they regime there are crazy!

Posted by Sharon June 12, 09 06:07 PM


Posted by JACK June 12, 09 06:14 PM

re # 21 You are being Blunt............. but aren't you capable of distinguishing between the many good citizens of Iran and it's tyrannical (Axis of Evil)government? Haven’t you noticed in the past few years the government’s support of the destruction of the people of Israel, support of the insurgency in Iraq, support for Hamas?

Posted by muller June 12, 09 06:19 PM


Posted by CURTIS June 12, 09 06:31 PM

I'm really amazed to see all these pictures. It's really different world here as compared to what media showcase Iran's image. Women do enjoy freedom in Iran as visible in pics.

Posted by Manav_from_India June 12, 09 06:48 PM

One of best uploads ever.
Greetz from Poland !

Posted by jaco June 12, 09 07:05 PM

The young progressive people in Iran are very beautiful. Can they stop
their collision course? The election is just begun and the incumbent president
claims a 70% victory. Shows that democracy cannot work in a place where
there is no freedom only the hope for it. I hope the women unite and make change possible.

Posted by Lethah June 12, 09 07:45 PM

persian women are HOT!!!

Posted by jack June 12, 09 07:53 PM

So many beautiful young women supporting Mousavi

Posted by mick June 12, 09 08:29 PM

It's a shame that Iran has been tainted with the image/rhetoric of being "Evil" by certain regimes. This gallery does show a beautiful bunch of people who have very similar dreams to us non-evil nations.

Looking forward to seeing more coverage of Iran. I would love to travel there one day.

Posted by HT June 12, 09 08:33 PM

Some many beautiful Persian women!

Posted by Corvus June 12, 09 08:46 PM

The results until now are in favor of Ahmadinejad. This is very bad news and a HUGE shock to everyone since most anticipated Mousavi being the leading candidate. But the circumstances are a bit peculiar since there is a lot of talk on fraud and not enough ballots being available in many stations. Let's wait and see how this ends.

Posted by Vahid June 12, 09 08:48 PM

Yep, the Persians are a beautiful people, as are the Azeris, Arabs, Turkmens and other minorities in Iran. When I was there I was dazzled by the beautiful men everywhere!

While Khamenei and the "council of experts" oversee the more democratic parts of the Iranian government is that any different from the media managers and other plutocratic oligarchs who restrict our choices in the US?

And for the same reasons it looks like the choices there are as limited as they are here.

Posted by Jack Fertig June 12, 09 09:16 PM

Results are out:
Ahmadinejad won this game! (I don't know how, seems like a big cheating though).
But he paid too much to win. He was called a liar in public, and all his economic, social, political, etc. policies was reprimanded by people. More over, he had to cheat to win.
I hope it will turn good finally for my people. I'm in a BIG SHOCK from the morning.

Posted by Babi June 12, 09 11:56 PM

After watching 300, is that true that the Persian empire fell when Muslims took over?

Posted by Anonymous June 13, 09 12:18 AM

I love how people think this election is rigged, when Iran is actually has the same democracy index as the United States.

Posted by God June 13, 09 01:02 AM

iran will remain but dictatory will die...survey us from iranian government i am a iranian student that i have dream of dead....just dead will help us...plz help us.nothing will progress with words plz do some thing

Posted by iranian student June 13, 09 02:36 AM

Persians are Persian we are not Arabs

Posted by A June 13, 09 03:07 AM

THE GIRLS THAT YOU ARE SHOWING THEIR PICTURES WILL BE (((((((""ARRESTED"")))))))!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Marjan June 13, 09 03:32 AM

Hello Iran.
I am from Israel and I pray to peace with all the Arab countries.We must to move to a good future.Your president want to start a big war with the west and Israel.You must change your way.Israel not permit a nuclear bomb to kill us.We will do everything to avoid you.I have a mercy about the good people in Iran,The 32% of your population that want a good future.I will be very sorry when the nuclear bombs destroid the world and almost all world population will gone.
GOD help us.The world walk to a nuclear war.

Posted by Gil Israel June 13, 09 07:17 AM

Great pix as always. More from Iran please. Clearly the Iranian people are so like us. And clearly they are experiencing the same problems we did during Bush's 8 year reign... stolen election, war mongering, domestic fear, etc.

Posted by ccAudi June 13, 09 08:59 AM

i m so happy.....the result of election: dr ahmadi nejad won.....thank God

Posted by fmd June 13, 09 09:19 AM

We iranian never chose a terrorist, Ahamadinejad was not our choice, iran is not a democratic country so the election was formal and they changed the real result. Ahamdi nejad is terrorist and a dictator and is a great lier, he lies very easy, and there is a lot of stupid people who belive him.

He is our shame, we hate him.

Posted by Meysam June 13, 09 09:51 AM

@muller - in Iran's eyes, supporting the insurgency against us in Iraq is the same as us supporting the Taliban against the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 80's. It's a separate country supporting an insurgency against an occupier in order to bog down the occupier. Nothing more, nothing less. We did it against the Soviets, and now it's happening against us less than 20 years later. It seems that some leaders in our country have a short memory, or don't like to read about history, and are thus so willing to repeat it.

The people of Iran seem to be beautiful people just like us, who have loved ones, and dreams, and ideals that mirror our own. The only way that Iran will change is if the progressives win against the hard-liners and eventually the hard liners will be weeded out. War against Iran will accomplish nothing, but killing innocents, and giving the hard-liners more ammunition in order to spread more rhetoric.

Posted by Steven Blunt June 13, 09 10:23 AM

Great pictures.. I hope, the world can understand Iran and its people better..

Posted by Anonymous June 13, 09 11:35 AM

#11: They could take this picture and illustrate the word "evil" with it in an encyclopedia. Amazing shot.

Posted by Hon Wei June 13, 09 12:42 PM

These pics really prove that place has the highest ratio of beautiful woman anywhere in the world.

Posted by Bumper June 13, 09 01:06 PM

Iran is suffering from the same thing USA citizens went through for eight years. An unpopular leader who poorly represents the country is somehow reelected. Just remember that Ahmadinejad does not represent all of Iran, just like Bush did not represent all of the US. There are many good people over there, and it's a shame that this election did not give them a better leader.

Posted by Alex O June 13, 09 02:32 PM

@ 12

You ignoramus. What do you think this news blog is? Western media you fool lol.

Posted by bob June 13, 09 02:51 PM

Oh and yes,

Those persian women are my new favorite breed! No wonder they arent allowed to show you their whole body, theyd probably melt your eyes.

Stand aside German and French women, theres a new hottie train in town.

Posted by bob June 13, 09 02:53 PM

beautiful pictures, as always. PLEASE repost more pictures of the post-election clashes that are taking place. this was a fraudulent election process...results should not have been announced/approved until at least 3 days after voting - a law written to avoid any logistical missteps. thank you for sharing our story with the world.

Posted by maral June 13, 09 03:08 PM

Nice pictures. The photos say all the story. This is a war bewteen Iranians and the islamic government ruled by khamenei.
It very much reminds me of the previous revolution. Shah was descent enough to leave poeple alone but khamenei does not easily let go of his rulership.

Thanks my country men and women for your pride and courage. I love you.

Posted by kourosh June 13, 09 04:38 PM

Thanks for the photos,it really shows the beauty of the Iranian people and their desire for change

Posted by isaac June 13, 09 04:53 PM

There are beautiful women in Iran, I have never mentioned that before

Posted by Dmitry June 13, 09 05:44 PM

Who cares? In Britain we have an unelected PM in criminal corrupt parliament
A classic case of those in glasshouses don't throw stones.
Ironic that the people of Iran dare shout for democracy. Britain take notice, people are prepared to act in Iran if democracy is not adhered to. Britain is a pathetically feeble democracy compared to Iran

Posted by Martin June 13, 09 05:50 PM

@ #24 Thank you, Zio-bot Sharon Weinstein for enlightening us with your zionist propaganda brainwash.

We have seen what the "only democracy in the middle east" did to innocent women and children in gaza earlier this year.

I hope, you know where you can shove your ignorant slogans.

Greetings from Germany.

Posted by Shmack June 13, 09 06:33 PM

Amazing Photos...I hope they review the voting...just my personal opinion....these people should have a leader that they elected....

Posted by Kacey June 13, 09 06:40 PM

Woaw, Iranian women are very cute.

Posted by Cedric June 13, 09 07:09 PM

@ Slow Changer

Yea, they are great people! Ask any of the American hostages held for 444 days.

Posted by Bob June 13, 09 08:01 PM

very good

Posted by Hassan June 13, 09 09:26 PM

Beautiful photos. A true manifestation of what Democracy is all about. I find it unfortunate that many people are quick to crucify Ahmadenijad while they clearly have no knowledge of the Iranian political scene. Just because Mousavi's supporters made more noise, doesn't mean there were more of them. Persians are a fierce and passionate people who don't need outside help to uphold Democracy.
They were the ones to get rid of the western-backed Shah (dictator) during their revolution, and they will be the ones to defend their democracy. Meddling from western countries serves no constructive purpose.

Posted by Ray June 13, 09 09:40 PM

The Iranian people are wonderfull and deserve a true democracy. I wish you all the best of luck, and hopefully you can fight for that recount.

Maybe in the future, when the more liberal younger generation take power, we can restore peace to the world unlike the mistakes our parents made.

Posted by Ian June 13, 09 09:41 PM

Re-elected, just like Bush!

Posted by Frank June 13, 09 11:58 PM

Spectacular pics. Persian women look gorgeous. Society looks completely different what American media projects!!!

Posted by Joep June 14, 09 12:50 AM

Most westerners have a very distorted view of Iran and Iranian culture compared to impressions of other countries in the area. It's not somewhere that's easily understood by those that haven't been there but these pictures do hint at a country that would surprise many CNN or Fox news viewers. As much as there are things about the country that would confound the average American - such as their constitutional protection of jews - and as interesting as this election has been for its demonstrations of youth activism, the unelected still hold the power.

Posted by Mark June 14, 09 01:13 AM

24 Million Votes .... and still you people say that is not Democracy? whats going on in the world, God knows. At least respect to people's choice guys.

Mousavi Calims he is the president. How funny is that. He told his supporters to be happy and celebrate. that is the most hilarious thing Ive ever seen in my entire not so long life.

Learn Respect people RESPECT.

Posted by Mujt@ba June 14, 09 01:19 AM

One thing should be remembered that Ahmedinejad might be very clever in politics but his vow against Pro zionist lobby is commendabele. Whenever I think about this thing he is fully innocent. Should we support somebody who is backed by zionist Israel. At the same time I am condemning some undiplomatic words from ahmedinezad about Israe. To tackle Israel he should ve more tecnical.

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Posted by aroddha June 14, 09 04:06 AM

hello im iranian student girl at tehran we tried to win mousavi but un fortunatly he didnt now in iran is a real war after election what exciting war !!!!!!!!!!! we love all people around the world cross your hand for us

Posted by anahita June 14, 09 04:56 AM

Re#6: I'm sure, dear friend, you love watching magma flow out of a volcano! but you never ever even think of nearing it! you like Ahmadinejad but NOT as a president of you own country!?! I'm sure people of Iran will be happy to know you enjoy silly conduct of this clown!

Posted by M P Danial June 14, 09 05:12 AM

im iranian , now is sunday 14 june , now we are asking for our vote , all people are asking for their votes , ahmadi nejad is not our president , most of the people came to vote for Mr.Mir Hossein Mousavi , but they say ahmani nejad is our president . They cheated . They are liers . they are killing people who wants their Rights .
and there is no respect for the LIER.
Pls listen to us

Posted by newsha June 14, 09 06:14 AM

Big cheating, we all vote for mousavi. But now ... . Please follow iran news.

Posted by Sara from Iran June 14, 09 06:55 AM

When I see these beautiful girls in green my heart breaks for the hope in their eyes. As gorgeous and powerful and moving as these pictures are, I am concerned that it may be dangerous for the girls to have their pictures here. Please be careful. We don't want them to suffer any more than they have to.

Posted by Kylie June 14, 09 08:03 AM

The results are tampered with, there's just no way he got over 60% when there's a 85% turnout.

Posted by Slow Changer June 14, 09 08:10 AM

Great pictures, but i guess this Election Cartoon is the best:

Great Iran election cartoon

Posted by Erik van Erne, Milieunet Foundation June 14, 09 10:24 AM

Athe media were tryna show that ahmedinajad wasnt even in the game this time but they were all lying ahmedinajad has the supportof the majority of iranians.

Posted by Anonymous June 14, 09 10:40 AM

however we should believe that president ahmdinezhad won the election becouse he is so popular in villages and small cities of iran.
you must not just look at tehran

Posted by ÓÑæÔ Soroosh ,Shiraz , Iran June 14, 09 11:41 AM

Is it new war now? No... or...

Posted by michael June 14, 09 12:27 PM

the whole election was a scam. there will be no democracy, freedom, change, or advancement in iran until Ahmedinejad and the Ayaytollah are knocked out of power. the iranian people and especially the youth need to stand up for themselves now.

Posted by Alex June 14, 09 12:58 PM

Stand up Iran people, stand up. supporters from PRC.

Posted by QiFei June 14, 09 01:21 PM

“An woman arrives at...” Why “an” instead of “a”?

Posted by checker June 14, 09 02:16 PM

Like said, these girlss are hawwwwtttiesss. Mmm

But yes Ahmedinejad prob. cheated, happens all the time in middle eastern countries, happened in Egypt last year, no real democracy anywhere. If Iran wants change, they need to take Ahmedinejad and the "leader" ayaytollah out of power and install a new system.

Go for change!
Ps. hotties welcome this way.

Posted by Nefarious June 14, 09 02:34 PM

I , as an Iranian guy, think that we(iranians) must not protest and hurt our country so that there are many people in Iran who really love Ahmadinezhad .
many of them are in my city (Shiraz)

Posted by Soroosh ,Shiraz ,Iran June 14, 09 04:08 PM

people all around the world help us to be heard.we (people )of this country hate our government.we have been made isolated by our f*cking governemnt.
they are not our choice,they just cheat and lie to everyone,even to their people.:(

Posted by aida June 14, 09 04:38 PM

islamic republic is loved for most population of iran
yes there are some people here(iran) that think there isn't freedom in iran like aida but they should know that the most democratic country in the middle east is IRAN


Posted by Soroosh ,Shiraz ,Iran June 14, 09 05:09 PM

People have short memory!!! Do you know what would happen to all these beautiful girls who are protesting on the streets if they were in Mousavi's time back then (when Mousavi was in power)?
They would be arrested and beaten and put in jails... DO NOT FORGET THOSE DAYS...
This is the best freedom people got for that last 30 years. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Ahmadinejad is good, but I'm saying COMPARE these two. Did people have more freedom when Mousavi was in power, or now??


Don't get me wrong, we have corruption now in Iran, but the things they did back then were a lot worse than now...

Posted by FH June 14, 09 07:44 PM

you are wrong soroush ,i think the most democratic country in the middle east is turkey not iran
Ahmadi nejad grabbed the election by a second verdict (hokme hokumati)of supreme leader khamenei not iranian votes
this isnt election but defraud and cheating ,there is a lot of reasons
even mousavi did'nt gain the majority vote in his home land !!!!u know the tork people that they are so prejudice about torkish nationality
i am a guilan man ai vote 4 mousavi ,i am sure he is real and legal president of iran

Posted by pouyan June 14, 09 07:45 PM

The speed of the vote count suggests fraud, and my perception of the youth of Iran and their political desires(and they are a young country, 66% are under 35 years old) also suggest that the Iranians got ripped off, but who knows. As a curious american, I am well aware that our government colors what we see of the world, particularly that country.
To the Iranian people: Many Americans know that the young men and women of Iran are our friends, but want our government to keep out of Iran's affairs.
Good luck. You are a gracious and beautiful people.

Posted by San Diego Bruce June 14, 09 08:07 PM

I love the cleric combing his beard with the pinky ring! he awesome!!! I have to laugh at the ignorant people on here who find someway to mention George Bush's name every chance they get, you are the same stupid people that think this election for one matters or would result in a different plan for IRAN. Kudos to those who posses intelligence( probably because you are republican) and know who runs IRAN.

Posted by BIG RAY June 14, 09 08:11 PM

Go see the Stoning of Soraya M.

Posted by Shiraz June 14, 09 11:11 PM

Democracy and Theocracy mix like oil and water. God Bless America and the B-1 Bomber!

Posted by Matt June 15, 09 12:40 AM

The man in #26 is not a cleric. clergymen wear simple white or black clothes on their head not plaid as this man. He is probably from a countryside with such a costume.

Posted by Mohsen June 15, 09 01:06 AM

I live in iran and I know that there is freedom in Iran. last week(before the election) we went to Chamran Street every night and we supported Mousvi.
but now supporters of Mousavi shouldn't forget that in those days supportes of Ahmadinejad were a lot too.
most of ahmadinejadians were old and lived in villages of Iran.
they don't use internet and you don't hear their voices supporting ahmadinezhad

Posted by Soroosh Dabiri ,Shiraz ,Iran June 15, 09 02:39 AM

beautiful girls...

Posted by bulandini June 15, 09 04:07 AM

there is a huge cheating in iran election.people say this:
we write mosavi but they read ahmadi

Posted by green June 15, 09 05:12 AM

definitely the hottest women i'v seen recently. I'm going no matter who's elected!

Posted by Marx June 15, 09 05:33 AM

Wow, Iranian women are beautiful!

Posted by Miyzone June 15, 09 07:08 AM

Beautiful women all around the world...sorry to say this, but YOU noticing such pretty women NOW is kinda ignorant! that means you live in a prejudice world thinking under that scarf is nothing worth while :) surprise, surprise!!!!

I wish you'll have your tradition should denie prosperity and happiness of it's people! Reforms must happen! I'm comming from Bosnia
and i'd like to thing that a country like Iran can change...then there is a small
possibility that i can look forward for a new start here too!

Good luck!

Posted by underexposed June 15, 09 08:26 AM

Screw This Election ........

Posted by VvVvVvV June 15, 09 08:54 AM

Paris Hilton was also voting?
See Pic 33
For the rest.... beautiful pictures

Posted by trekkie June 15, 09 09:12 AM

i'm iranian , now is sunday 15 june , now we are asking for our vote , all people are asking for their votes , ahmadi nejad is not our president , most of the people came to vote for Mr.Mir Hossein Mousavi , but they say ahmani nejad is our president . They cheated . They are liers . they are killing people who wants their Rights .
our leader is dictator,beacause he dosn't regard to our votes.
Pls listen to us plz help to us

Posted by sahar June 15, 09 11:06 AM

Nice photos, Thanks!
I see that Iran is a arabic democratic country, but USA & Israel with western "democratic" media's want make us to believe in axis of Evil, headed by villain-Ahmadinejad.
And yet, it turns out, Iran does not eat Jewish babies for breakfast. =)

Posted by Edward June 15, 09 03:04 PM

Shite - I missed the first line of that Thomas Pain quotation: "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph"

Posted by Simon June 15, 09 03:45 PM

Obama and friends need to man up and call the iranian election suspect. Face it crazy boy is gonna win because the clerics want him to win. They want the bomb.
The least Obama can do is spoil the stew by encouraging those who lost to get pissed, to take action. They will be crushed and many will die but at least Iran will be called out for the beast it is. Its citizens will see the true face of their country.
Its time for Obama to play politics in the brutal hardball way he did with Palin and others, destroy your competitor, your enemy and if you can get others to do it for you (Irans Media & intellectuals) then do so. He and his media did not shy away from destroying Palin or her children so why the kid gloves on crazy 'wipe israel off the face of the map" guy. Barack Hussein Obama needs to show us the Hussein in his name is meaningless and now is the time.

Posted by smokedsalmoned June 15, 09 05:50 PM

1st of all Iran is not an arabic country; it's Persian !
2nd of all Iranian girl do appreciate your greetings over their beauty
3rd of all while you are enjoying watching your so called (!) hot girls, they are having their lives on the line to get back what belongs to them
4th of all nobody accepts Ahmadinejad as the president of Iran; Iran is not still out of human!
5th of all Iranian people have never had any problem with other countries or races or religions of the world, Iranians' so called leaders talk to you not Iranians
6th of all to all freedon lovers: Iran will be free soon...this time without GODs!

Posted by M I L A D June 15, 09 06:18 PM

This may well be more important than the election of Obama in the history of the information class war.
Next stop, China.

Posted by Little Richardjohn June 15, 09 06:39 PM

hi.i'm an iranian girl.
our vote ain ahmadinejad n we're sufferin now.streetsa crowded n there are lotsa
demonstrations all over iran.police is killin people who are complainin n they're confusin sattelites so that we can't be aware from the world.they've even hangin the SMSs up and our cellphones ain u name it FREEDOM soroosh?mosta the people have been shocked n are askin for their votes.v iranians really
need ur help.i don know what'll be goin on.if u wanna get more informations,go to BBCPERSIAN.COM.there u can watch some videos n read iranians opinions(although i've neva been there because of filterin!).our networksa havin a really low speed.

Posted by paradise June 15, 09 07:18 PM

Just another note of support for the Iranian people protesting that horrible giem

Posted by Jim June 15, 09 09:51 PM

hi,im an and all my family and all of my friends vote for mr.mir hossein mousavi.but this is the big question.
where are our votes?
even they didnt let us to protest.

Posted by s o l m a z June 15, 09 10:15 PM

mass murder continues on the streets of Tehran and the media CANNOT CAPTURE IT there are reports of 12 students, 1 adult, and many many more being killed and these are only confirmed reports
hundreds are taken to Evin superprison, and will probably be all tortured to death or be brain-washed so they wont recall their own names
we're NOT dealing with a normal dictator, this is a MONSTER, they have done WHATEVER it takes to stay in power, in the name of religion, honesty, faith, and any other sacred thing, they have killed, tortured, manipulated, forced, and RULED that country for 30 YEARS!

Posted by jikjik June 15, 09 11:50 PM

Thank you....

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:45 AM

it is g8 to see that persian people r so crazy about democracy. they want to bring democracy in iran. after reading all the comments i got to kw that anyway election brings happiness to iran people.
i love simple iran people bcos they r friend of india.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 03:05 AM

Amaizing pictures, great photographers

Posted by Galia Glume June 16, 09 03:37 AM

Glad i found this site because it stands way out from other news sites and indeed bringing THE BIGGER PICTURE

Thank you

Jerusalem, Israel

Posted by Jim June 16, 09 04:57 AM

Hi Dear Friends,
I, as an Iranian, appriciate you for your kindly comments, thank you all. You saw those pix before and after election and you saw in what evil hands we are entrapped. We need your support demonstration. We need your help to get ride of The Great Satans "Mahmood Ahmadinejad and his supporters" to make better country for oureslves and bring the peace to Middle East region and all of the world. Help us to bring down these little but dangreous evils. Thank You all again but remember we need your supports in your streets!

Posted by ArAsH "Metal" June 16, 09 05:35 AM

This is for Soroosh from Shiraz,
Hey buddy you need to read so much to understand the concept of Democracy, maybe you should go to the streets in these days to see what democracy means in Iran or maybe you received your qouta from oil dollars (what evil Ahmadinejad promised in his election campaign in 4 years ago). Perhaps for you democracy means stick over head of people or to burn students dormitory. To all friends and real supporters of democracy, I appologize for Soroosh comment. You must know this is not general opinion of Iranian people.

Posted by ArAsH "Metal" June 16, 09 05:51 AM

Not sure what God (comment 39) is on about... the US's DI is 8.22, whereas Iran's is 2.83. Iran isn't even a democracy: it's a fully-fledged dictatorship, hiding under a thin veil of democracy - just like Cuba, China or Afghanistan - so as to avoid international criticism and provide false justifications for the regime's authority. Iran is run by an Imam appointed by a council of Islamic scholars, who gets to chose not only who's allowed to run for the election, but also - it now seems - who wins it. Even if the recount awards the presidency to another candidate, it'll still be a victory for the Islamic regime: this election was just about picking which of the Ayatollah's four favourite candidates is going to pretend to represent the people this time round.

Posted by ajr June 16, 09 05:58 AM

where is my VOTE..?
"I hate Ahmadi nejad.he is a liar."

Posted by zahra June 16, 09 06:53 AM

I’m speaking to Persian people: You must not trust western countries, so that they never helped other countries. IN PERSIAN LANGUAGE : ” lazem nist amricaee ke hezaran hezar nafar ra dar aragh va afghanestan mikoshad delash be khatere naboode azadie bayan dar iran besoozad .”

Posted by Soroosh Dabiri ,Shiraz ,Iran June 16, 09 09:55 AM

Nobody wants ahmadi nejad...he is a liar and finally a loser..only poor and foolish people voted him..

Posted by Butterfly June 16, 09 10:05 AM

the fist subject that ahmadineja begins to talk are gay and lesbians!everywere.i'm 11 years old girl in tehran and first time i heard this words from his mouth.wwe all hate this devil.
i know why people like ahmadinejad don't come to this website.because even they don't knwo what is computer or internet or english they are poor people who just want money .ahmadinjad bought their vote in counrty sides.he gave them money.
thank u.

Posted by sareh,iran,tehran June 16, 09 11:44 AM

Don’t tell me you are wrong. I don’t agree on hurting people. I am just saying that people in the villages chose Ahmadinezhad because Ahmadinejad gave them maney( sahame edalat).
I myself support Mousavi but I believe that supporters of Ahmadi are a lot too and in Iran people in villages don’t usually use internet So you cannot hear their voices.
Be aware people of Iran(PERSIA)

Posted by Soroosh ,Shiraz ,Iran June 16, 09 11:46 AM

My name is Meital and im from Israel.
I want to sand my love to the people in Iran.
The photos are extremely hard to watch. you deserve better leader, better life, better future, and the most importent... peace with Israel.
See you all next year in Jerusalem.

Posted by meital June 16, 09 01:09 PM

Iranian women are beautiful.

Posted by M June 16, 09 03:16 PM

Please let everybody knows where is HUMAN RIGHTS that all the world specially USA were concerned about during the Shah's Regime in Iran?

Posted by Fereshteh Jenabian June 16, 09 04:52 PM

Nothing will get better in Iran as long aa we have arabs running the cuntry. and their palestinian gaurds roaming the cities. people wake up and get the rid of Islam and their arab inforcers from Iran and then we can start building the country once again.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 05:47 PM

Dear Boston Team, thank you for the photos. but I think that your photos are being finish. please, please, keep in touch with Iran happenings and find a way to break the forbidency of forign reporters in Iran. Please reflect our voice and this dictatory to the ears of the democratic world. Please support us.

Posted by Zari June 17, 09 06:05 AM

Extremely beautiful faces of persian girls!
Give them FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Petras June 17, 09 09:00 AM

The US media seldom gives us the the real story about other countries but just surface propaganda. The pictures are a unique glimpse for us on the outside of Iran to see real people; to see the joy and excitement touches our hearts. Perhaps the comments on how beautiful Iranian women are, are not quite appropriate in this context. If people were demonstrating in American against election fraud, would we appreciate comments about how beautiful the women or men are? Please remember this is not a National Geographic presentation but rather images of a people standing up for democracy, their future and who are now facing persecution and death. Peace and courage to the Iranian people. DemocracyNow! NowNowand all!

Posted by GETUPSTANDUP June 17, 09 10:50 AM

MUSAVI IS AZERI! the propblem is that farsi gouvermant doesn't respect Azeri language which is 40% of iran ( iran says 30 % ) FREEDOM FOR 30 MILJION AZEIR TURKS!/

and musavi is also Azeri!!! and thats why farsi gouvermant attacks them!
but no1 says this not even CNN !

Posted by Elwin Gambarov June 17, 09 05:10 PM

The Ayatollas forced Iran back for 1400 years. Religion is the root of all corruption. Iran's religion was not Islam until it was invaded by a bunch of illiterate Arabs. Arabs don't like Iranians because we are the only nation in the world that was invaded by those idiots and we managed to maintain our language and identity. Now these arrogant Ayatollahs are trying to arabatize the beautiful land of Iran.It does not matter who wins this disputed election. the Ayatollahs will make sure the one who is closer to a religious zealot will win the election.
Some day my beautiful country will once again rule over those Arabs whe invaded my country 1400 years ago and took our anciant faith away from us.Some of the people in some of the so-called Arab countries are stupid to call themselves Arabs. A good example is Egypt.

Posted by reza rajabi June 17, 09 07:14 PM

Persian girls are good-looking!!!

Posted by will June 18, 09 07:32 AM

Iranian people they need better life , they beautiful ,nice and smart people .Good luck

Posted by nina June 18, 09 11:27 AM

Thank you very much for such a beautiful pictures. I hope, that we will be able to clear this criminal regime as soon as possible. They must go to hell or they muss go back to their town (ghom) and stay there for ever.

Posted by susan chaghervand June 18, 09 02:41 PM

To comment 23, 11 year old Sareh, you are a very intelligent 11 year old who knows about politics and can speak good english. I wish you all the best, hope you can get your wish of democracy!

Posted by Anonymous June 18, 09 04:45 PM

The West with the leadership of the United States and the nagging of the Zionists are trying very hard to stop Iran from Getting the A. bomb. Iran claims that she's not making the Bomb. Some westerners think that Moosavi will negotiate with the west in favor of stopping the nuclear program.
As a proud Iranian living in the U.S. I am not in favor of any Iranian presidential candidate who will stop the nuclear program under pressure from the U.S.
If the nuclear program ends with making the A. bomb so be it. The U.S., the country of the Zionists, France, United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Russia, and The Communist China has it. Why not Iran ? The whole world knows that the majority of Arab countries helped Iraq against Iran in the 8-year old war which started by Iraq with the United States' encouragement. If Iran had the BOMB, may be Saddom would have thought twice before attacking Iran.
The U.S. is only country in the world that has dropped the A. bomb not once but twice. As a result hundreds of thousands of innocent Japanese civilians were killed, maimed, handicapped and many of them actually died gradually which was very torturous. The United States has no business to tell Iran to stop making the BOMB. Long live the Iranian president (whoever that maybe) who will give us the dignity of being a member of the A.Club.
Notice: I refered to Iran's number one enemy as, "The country of the Zionists" I'm sure you know which country I'm talking about. I'm talking about the one whose leaders with the help of the United States have more than 50 years occupied the land of Palestain.

Posted by reza rajabi June 18, 09 06:18 PM

Just in case that there are still people out there who think that the elections in Iran determine who the president of Iran is, THINK AGAIN.
Four years ago hardly anybody had ever heard of Ahmadinezhad. All of a sudden, out of no where, he became a presidential candidate and supposedly won. He won nothing!! The presidency was handed to him in a silver platter and overnight he became the president!! Ayatollah kHAMENEI wanted him to be his puppet and he did.
There's one compliment that I would like to give Mr. Ahmadinezhad: He did not steal BILLIONS of dollars like RAFSANJANI did.
I agree that Ahmadi is an honest man, but Iran needs a man like MOSSADEGH (who was overthrown by the CIA.). Just being honest is not enough to run a country. Long live Iran. Death to Israel who is responsible for the invasion of iRAQ by the U.S. causing the death of more than 1000,000 innocent Iraqi civilians.
There are people who ask why is Israel responsible for the invasion. The answer is easy. Saddom was paying $25,000 to the families of the person who committed an act of suicide bombing against the Zionists. After Saddom was gone, the suicide bombing came to a halt. American soldiers in Iraq are being killed not for supposedly "freedom and democracy" as the U.S. claims. American Soldiers are getting killed for the security of the Zionists.

Posted by Reza Rajabi June 19, 09 04:26 PM

Good and affective ... ! Hope the World change tis Vision to Iran after this election and protests against cheating of Coup d'Etat government of Ahmadinijad. Iranian new generation need not and don't ask Nuclear Weapon, only attend to Democracy, Civil Equality and Peace.

Posted by Ashkan June 20, 09 12:28 AM

this the right of nation of iran to save the islam and public of iran world

Posted by Ghulam Mehdi June 20, 09 02:13 AM

If you really think Israël is responsible for the US invading Iraq, then Ahmadinejehad did his work very, very well.
Judging from the images we have seen these last years we now understand better then most Iranians that your own government is a bigger threat to you and us then Israel ever will be.

Posted by Hans June 20, 09 08:37 AM

i see a beautiful people who are asking to be heard. I hear them.

Posted by Darla June 20, 09 10:48 AM

Why are not the protesters armed...with knives, bombs, other weapons and why are they not protected by armor and other gear? Who is leading them? If they have no leader and are disorganized, they will fail. I, an American, believe in their rights to protest and to select their own leaders.

Posted by Margaret Schwarz June 20, 09 09:17 PM

i am half persian i have never been but i know it is a butiful country. i am 12 i believe we should be free y do this it is not right wher is there votes? in these pictures it shows we want change...plz plz let the pplz votes be heard and counted re vote and believe u might think thhis is sily coming from a 1year old but it is not it is the truth thankyou in god we trust.

Posted by sarah June 21, 09 10:33 PM
Posted by Tom Murphy June 24, 09 06:13 AM

Nicely done. I enjoyed the photos and nip[its. Now all we need is a solution.

Posted by Anonymous June 24, 09 08:12 AM

Beautiful pictures!!..I admire this people who fight against corrupted politicians. They want to choose, and they are right. Because people have the power.
They are an example for other countries, and they should be an example above all for Italians: they let corruption run,they don't care.

Love and peace

Posted by marzia June 24, 09 09:03 AM

IRAN is not an Arabic Country.
IRAN is not an Arabic Country.
IRAN is not an Arabic Country.
IRAN is not an Arabic Country.
IRAN is not an Arabic Country.
IRAN is not an Arabic Country.
IRAN is not an Arabic Country.
IRAN is not an Arabic Country.

Posted by mehr July 5, 09 05:05 AM


Posted by ANTONIO July 6, 09 01:00 PM

DEAT WITH ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN. DEATH WITH AHMADI & KHAMINAIE. LONG LIVE to brave protester in IRAN. You will win. "Don't give up. You did it without support of World. Leaders of the world are turning their green light to regime and they are worrying about having diplomatic relations with this tyrant regime, they don't care about people. They don't even care about their own. Good be with you all with empty hand confronting these fascist. Long live with you all. Anonymous

Posted by Anonymous July 13, 09 02:42 PM

Every one should remember humanitarian, we shouldn't kill each other and harm each other. Just try to peace. That's what i want to tell everyone. Don't you think peacful life will make you safe and comfortable? Please do not creat any wars in the world.

Posted by Latso July 21, 09 12:18 AM

Hey reza rajabi! There were fare less innocents in Japan than you think. When the U.S. finally stepped on Japanese soil, they found that hundreds of thousands of "civilian" homes had weapons store-housed, mainly suicide-type bombs. They saw that the Japanese were planning to defend the country or die trying, which would have meant millions of lives on both sides, not just one. Also, the Japanese government was killing millions of civilians in Oriental Asia. The Fat Man and the Little Boy were dropped for a reason. You should research before you talk.

Posted by Anonymous August 19, 09 08:54 PM

I wish I was with you in Iran!!
I love Iranian girls it's good time for f*cking Iranian girls.

Posted by Sasha September 23, 09 08:42 PM

the picture are proving the big lie
this was best trick the regim used to bring the pepole to vote for the regim
and my pepole with out knows that they gone vote for one thing, not chose

Posted by SARBAZE VATAN,DAR GHORBATE NAKHASTE December 13, 09 07:56 AM

I believe that it is a shame the picture that other countries portray Iran as. These photographs depict the judgement made by counties that don't understand the real placement of Iranian civilization. They emphasize too, much of the negative and don't show any thought of how constructive rulingis there. I have to say thank you because though I am not there I have a small piece of understanding of how real life in Iran is.

Posted by Shahara Imam December 16, 09 12:26 PM

Hi to you
I did not take part in election because I do not belive on eslamic system in Iran. The power is running in a close loop and just under control of them or thier subsideries , thererfore election has no meaning . I recommed you to for get election except if you find green light for system improvement. I do not belive on Mr . Ahmadi-Nejad . His mark is below "ZERO" and he is not evaluable and compeletely rejected.

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Posted by RE July 25, 10 06:01 AM

green iran....

Posted by amin September 22, 10 06:41 AM

IRAN is not an Arabic Country.

Posted by Ali October 6, 10 04:58 AM
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