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New Clashes in Tehran

Hot on the heels of former president Mohammad Khatami's indirect criticism of Ayatollah Khamenei, reformist protesters took to the streets Monday and clashed with riot police. The BBC reports that the protests turned violent, and that "a number" of protesters were arrested. Though the Iranian government has gone to great lengths to put down any signs of an uprising, protests still occasionally flare up. Meanwhile, Roger Cohen, writing for the New York Times, says that the Iranian people are furious that they have become a global laughing stock due to the shamelessly fraudulent elections.