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Photographs of Protests in Iran Made at Extreme Risk

The fantastic photography blog of the Boston Globe “The Big Picture”, has a new post titled A troubled week in Iran.
They say “In the ten days since Iran’s disputed presidential election, street demonstrations have taken place every day. Iranian citizens, supporters of opposition candidates, continue to take to the streets and document what they encounter there, despite explicit government bans, the danger of arrest (many hundreds placed in custody), or possible physical harm (at least 19 deaths so far). Iranian officials maintain their stance that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the undisputed winner, and have increased restrictions and pressure on opposition members, protesters, foreign media and communication networks as they work to regain control….Many of the photographs here were taken and transmitted at great risk in the past week, in the hopes that others would be able to see and bear witness. ” They have added 38 photos now to see. Below are just 4 of them. Go and check out the rest at The Big Picture

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Supporters of Iran’s presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi face off against riot police during a demonstration on June 20, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. Thousands of Iranians clashed with police as they defied an ultimatum from supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calling for an end to protests over last week’s disputed presidential election results.

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In this photograph posted on the internet, protesters clash with riot police at an anti-government protest in Tehran, Iran on Saturday June 20, 2009

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A screen grab taken on June 21, 2009 from a video posted on YouTube reportedly shows Iranian men trying to help a wounded woman named “Neda” after she was shot in the chest during a protest in Tehran on June 20, 2009. She died only moments later. Neda Soltani has become an iconic figure among supporters of the opposition, her memorial on June 22nd was apparently disrupted by Iranian riot police

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Iranian riot police clash with demonstrators in Tehran, Iran Saturday June 20, 2009.

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