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IRAN: Rioting breaks out in north-central Tehran

June 13, 2009 |  8:58 am

Tehran erupted in unrest today as results for the Iranian presidential election pitting incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against leading reformist Mir-Hossein Mousavi and two other rivals were announced. Ahmadinejad won big amid record turnout and allegations of widespread voter fraud.

Enraged Mousavi supporters battled police for hours, and it remained unclear whether the unrest would stop anytime soon. 

The amateur video posted above illustrates the drama unfolding in the Iranian capital.

-- Times staff writers

Video: Unrest in Tehran. Credit: Mousavi1388