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Presidial Election- (photos 3, Iranians voting across the world)

Posted by Parsin on June 12, 2009

An Iranian woman, left, casts her ballot at a polling station in the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 12, 2009. Iranians voted Friday on whether to keep hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power for four more years or replace him with a reformist more open to loosening the country's Islamic restrictions and improving ties with the United States.
An Iranian groom and his bride arrive at a polling station to vote for the presidential elections in downtown Tehran, Iran, Friday, June 12, 2009. Iranians packed polling stations from boutique-lined streets in north Tehran to conservative bastions in the countryside Friday with a choice that's left the nation divided and on edge: keeping hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power or electing a reformist who favors greater freedoms and improved ties with the United States.

An Iranian groom talks with his bride as they arrive at a polling station to vote for the presidential elections in downtown Tehran, Iran, Friday, June 12, 2009. Iranians packed polling stations from boutique-lined streets in north Tehran to conservative bastions in the countryside Friday with a choice that's left the nation divided and on edge: keeping hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power or electing a reformist who favors greater freedoms and improved ties with the United States. A picture of the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei hangs at top right.
Iranians arrive at a polling station during the Iranian presidential election, in Tehran June 12, 2009.
An Iranian woman arrives at a polling station during the Iranian presidential election, in Tehran June 12, 2009.
Iranian clergymen show their ink-stained fingers after voting in the Shiite holy city of Qom, 120 kms south of Tehran, on June 12, 2009. Iranians poured into polling stations to vote in a close-fought presidential race which has seen moderate ex-premier Mir Hossein Mousavi emerge as the main challenger to incumbent hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
An Iranian woman casts her ballot during the Iranian presidential elections at the Iranian Embassy in Manama June 12, 2009. Iranians streamed to polling stations on Friday in a hotly contested election which pits hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against a former prime minister who wants a thaw in ties with the West.
An Iranian woman casts her ballot at a polling station at the Iranian embassy in Damascus on June 12, 2009. Iranians queued up to vote in the Islamic republic's most hotly-contested presidential race with incumbent hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad facing a tough challenge from moderate ex-premier Mir Hossein Mousavi.
An Iranian woman, left, casts her ballot at a polling station in the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 12, 2009. Iranians voted Friday on whether to keep hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power for four more years or replace him with a reformist more open to loosening the country's Islamic restrictions and improving ties with the United States.
An Iranian cleric waits in line outside a polling station at the shrine of Hazrat-e Massoumeh, granddaughter of Prophet Mohammad, in the city of Qom, 120 km (75 miles) south of Tehran, June 12, 2009.
An Iranian family residing in Bahrian cast their ballots during the Iranian presidential elections at the Iranian Embassy in Manama June 12, 2009. Iranians streamed to polling stations on Friday in a hotly contested election which pits hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against a former prime minister who wants a thaw in ties with the West.
Iranian women wait outside a polling station in Tehran to vote in the presidential election in Tehran on June 12, 2009. Hundreds of voters were standing outside one of the biggest polling stations in uptown Tehran, an indication of a high voter turnout in the early hours of the presidential election in Iran.
Iranian men wait outside a polling station in Tehran to vote in the presidential election in Tehran on June 12, 2009. Hundreds of voters were standing outside one of the biggest polling stations in uptown Tehran, an indication of a high voter turnout in the early hours of the presidential election in Iran.
Iranian women wait outside a polling station in Tehran to vote in the presidential election in Tehran on June 12, 2009. Hundreds of voters were standing outside one of the biggest polling stations in uptown Tehran, an indication of a high voter turnout in the early hours of the presidential election in Iran.
An Iranian cleric holds up his son to cast his vote at Masoumeh shrine in Qom about 120 kms south of Tehran, Friday, June 12, 2009. Iranians voted Friday on whether to keep hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power for four more years or replace him with a reformist more open to loosening the country's Islamic restrictions and improving ties with the United States.
Iranian women cast their votes at Masoumeh shrine in Qom about 120 kms south of Tehran, Friday, June 12, 2009.
Iranian women wait in line to cast their votes for the presidential election, inside the Ershad mosque in northeastern Tehran, Iran, Friday, June 12, 2009. Iranians packed polling stations from boutique-lined streets in north Tehran to conservative bastions in the countryside Friday, with a choice that's left the nation divided and on edge: keeping hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power or electing a reformist who favors greater freedoms and improved ties with the United States.
People cast their vote for the Iranian elections in New York June 12, 2009. Iranians streamed to polling stations on Friday in a hotly contested election and a senior ally of Mirhossein Mousavi said the moderate candidate was on track to defeat hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Iranian nationals queue to vote in central London, on June 12, 2009. Iranians turned out in force on Friday to vote in the Islamic republic's most hotly contested presidential race with incumbent hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad facing a tough challenge from moderate ex-premier Mir Hossein Mousavi.
Iranian nationals queue to vote in central London, on June 12, 2009. Iranians turned out in force on Friday to vote in the Islamic republic's most hotly contested presidential race with incumbent hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad facing a tough challenge from moderate ex-premier Mir Hossein Mousavi.
Iranians cast their ballots at a polling station in the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria, Friday, June 12, 2009. Iranians voted Friday on whether to keep hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power for four more years or replace him with a reformist more open to loosening the country's Islamic restrictions and improving ties with the United States.
Iranians cast their ballots in the Islamic republic's presidential race at a polling station in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, on June 12, 2009. Iranians turned out in force to vote in the Islamic republic's most hotly contested presidential race with incumbent hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad facing a tough challenge from moderate ex-premier Mir Hossein Mousavi.
Iraninan elections: A woman shows the ink on her finger after voting at a polling station
Iraninan elections: A woman casts her ballot at the Iranian Consulate in Dubai
Elections in Iran: Women show their certification cards at a polling station in Qom
sources: Associated press, Reuters, Guardian

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    I see the children help their parents vote there as well. 🙂

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