Deadly Protests in Iran

With seven dead, supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi flood the streets of Tehran for the fourth straight day of protest—and they’re only getting more violent. VIEW OUR GALLERY.

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A protester throws rocks at Iranian riot police in Tehran on June 21, 2009.

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People assist an injured man in Tehran on June 21, 2009.

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An Iranian woman carries rocks at an anti-government protest in Tehran, June 20, 2009.

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A supporter of Iran's defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi holds a toy gun in his hand to scare away the forces during a demonstration on June 20, 2009 in Tehran.

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Two Iranian women take cover from a cloud of either tear gas or smoke at an anti-government protest in Tehran on Saturday June 20, 2009.

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An Iranian protester flashes the victory sign from behind a public trash bin set on fire at an anti-government protest in Tehran.

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Protesters gather during a march on a street in Tehran in this picture uploaded on Twitter on June 20, 2009.

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Supporters of Iran's defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi fought with riot police during a demonstration on June 20.

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An Iranian protester stands next to a burning bus during clashes with Iranian police at a demonstration in Tehran on June 20, 2009.

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Supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossien Mousavi attend during protest in Tehran on Saturday June, 20, 2009.

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Eyewitnesses described fierce clashes after some 3,000 protesters, many wearing black, chanted 'Death to the dictator!' and 'Death to dictatorship!' near Revolution Square in downtown Tehran.

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Supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossien Mousavi set fire to a barricade as they protest in Tehran.

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Police fired tear gas, water cannons and guns but it was not clear if they were firing live ammunition into the June 20 crowds.

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People attend to an injured woman. Mousavi said on Saturday he was "ready for martyrdom."

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In this image taken from amateur video posted online on Saturday, a supporter of opposition leader Mir Hossien Mousavi appears to kick a teargas canister while protesting in Tehran.

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Protesters poured onto the streets despite Ayatollah Ali Khameini's threat to punish demonstrators however necessary.

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Police beat protesters and fired tear gas and water cannons at thousands in open defiance of Iran's clerical government, sharply escalating the most serious internal conflict since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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The streets littered with the debris of street fighting, a group of riot police stand before a pair of protesters.

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Iranian riot police intervene as supporters of the Islamic republic's defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi clash with members of Iran's hardline volunteer Basij militia at Tehran's University on June 14, 2009. Mousavi, a reformist former prime minister, said he has asked the powerful Guardians Council to cancel the result of the June 12 presidential poll, while urging his supporters to continue peaceful protests.

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In this image made available from Mousavi's election campaign media operation Ghalam News, Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, center right, addresses supporters at a demonstration in Tehran on Thursday June 18, 2009.

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In this image made available by Mousavi's election campaign media operation Ghalam News, Iranians light candles for 3 demonstrators who died on Monday during a demonstration in support of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, June 18, 2009.

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Supporters of defeated reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate in the streets of Tehran on June 16, 2009.

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Police show up at a TV station during a rally on June 16, 2009.

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Supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi run in the streets during protests June 16, 2009 in Tehran, Iran.

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A protester injured by gunfire from pro-government militia is helped by another protester near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 15, 2009.

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Iranian supporters of reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi carry a large green flag through the crowd as they demonstrate in the streets on June 15, 2009 in Tehran, Iran.

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A man lies on the back of a taxi, after being injured by gunfire in an area where pro-government militia were firing shots in the air at a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 15, 2009.

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Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi raises his arms as he attends an opposition rally in Tehran on June 15, 2009.

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A man lies the back of a truck after being seriously injured by gunfire in an area where militia were firing shots at a rally supporting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's top opponent on Monday, June 15, 2009.

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An Iranian riot-police officer attacks a man with a stick near Tehran's university on June 14, 2009.

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A protester holds up a hand covered with blood during an opposition rally in the streets of Tehran June 15, 2009.

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Iranians react as a protestor is wounded after gunmen opened fire during an opposition rally in Tehran on June 15, 2009.

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A man with a cane gestures towards a woman on the ground during protests in central Tehran June 14, 2009.

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Hundreds of thousands of supporters of opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi turn out to protest the result of the election at a mass rally in Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 15, 2009.

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Protesters view a burning car next to the building of pro-government militia base near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 15, 2009.

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Supporters of reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi carry his poster, during a rally in Azadi street in Tehran, Monday, June 15,

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Hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi protest the result of the electionin Azadi square in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 15, 2009.

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Iranian supporters of defeated reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate in the streets on June 15, 2009 in Tehran, Iran.

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Supporters of Iranian reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi hold their hands during a rally in Azadi street in Tehran, Monday, June 15, 2009.

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A demonstrator spray-paints a slogan in Farsi on the Freedom Tower in Azadi Square, Tehran, June 15, 2009.