Photo We Love: Iran’s Controversial Election

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  06.15.09 | 1:16 PM ET

REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Twitter is abuzz with news of a rally in Tehran today in support of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. (You go, persiankiwi.) I loved this photo taken a few days ago in Tehran, before the election, of one of Mousavi’s supporters.



5 Comments for Photo We Love: Iran’s Controversial Election

Stephen Savageau 06.15.09 | 1:36 PM ET

What a beautiful photograph, a keepsake of the real twitter, facebook, cell phone revolution taking place right now.  You go beautiful woman and all the other true revolutionaries.

Lindsay 06.15.09 | 1:56 PM ET

Shes beautiful! A great photo!!

Downtown Hotels 06.15.09 | 6:38 PM ET

Did you know that girls in Iran didn’t always wear veils?
They just started wearing veils in 1980 and many didn’t want to but some were up for it. What do you think about this? The average young American wouldn’t of known this unless they looked it up. If you want to learn more of this and Iran you should read Persopolis (Marjane Satrapi), it’s a non-fiction in the view of a young ten-year-old girl growing up when this started happening.

Grizzly Bear Mom 06.17.09 | 1:11 PM ET

You GO GIrl!  I am happy to see women participating in the political process.  Iran is an amazing country of contrasts, from Cyrus the Great’s Empire where human rights were first supported from 559-330 BC, was once a center of science and scholarship, and the Shah even used to brag that the miniskirts of Tehran were shorter than those in Paris.  Times change.  I look forward to visiting when Americans are more welcome.

Lindsay 06.17.09 | 2:06 PM ET

I think its not that we are not welcome…we are just not welcome by everyone. Heres to hoping Obama can make things easier for everyone. Id love to visit someday as well.

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