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Iranians attend a street celebration, in Tehran, after their national soccer team qualified for the Brazil 2014 World Cup, after defeating South Korea, as they hold a poster of reformist former President Mohammad Khatami, left, and the Green Movement leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who is currently under house arrest, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The win set off wild celebrations across Iran, where the government had given a rare approval for supporters to spill into the streets. In separate messages, outgoing president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and president-elect Hasan Rowhani congratulated the team for reaching the World Cup for a fourth time and first since 2006. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)