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Iran reformists dance in streets for new president

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Passengers in a public bus flash victory signs in a reaction of supporters of the Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, as they attend a celebration gathering, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns

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Passengers in a public bus flash victory signs in a reaction of supporters of the Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, as they attend a celebration gathering Saturday in Tehran. Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns.

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Iranians vote Friday in the presidential and municipal council elections at a polling station in Qom, 78 miles south of the capital Tehran.

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Iranian women wait in line at a polling station Friday to vote during presidential elections.

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Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran's presidency on Saturday, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip on power.
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    • Passengers in a public bus flash victory signs in a reaction of supporters of the Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, as they attend a celebration gathering, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns
    • Passengers in a public bus flash victory signs in a reaction of supporters of the Iranian presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, as they attend a celebration gathering Saturday in Tehran. Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iranís presidential vote after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns.
    • Iranians vote Friday in the presidential and municipal council elections at a polling station in Qom, 78 miles south of the capital Tehran.
    • Iranian women wait in line at a polling station Friday to vote during presidential elections.
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