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Iran Protests Continue; 13 dead

Thirteen people are dead in Iran today after protests continued despite government restrictions causing the Obama administration to issue a statement this afternoon to the Iranian govenment. Borrowing verbiage from the left, Obama told the Iranian regime that “the world is watching.”  TPM has more. A useful news video from al-Jazeera English about the political battle within the Iranian clergy:

This is a very graphic video of a protester being shot by the Basiji. The footage remains unverified, but has found its way on Twitter and other blogs. The woman is being named as Nada. An anonymous dispatch from Iran here, and an excellent view from the streets of Tehran by the NYT’s Roger Cohen here. Cohen is one of the few western reporters still on the ground, and his past columns have also been enlightening. Thank you, Mr. Cohen.

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