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Tehran’s Multiplying Minarets

Despite Iran’s official title as an Islamic Republic, its capital is not, unlike its large, Islamic counterparts, filled with the domes and minarets of mosques, nor do most of its citizens adhere to the restrictions of Shari’a law. Perhaps this is why the mayor of...
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Female supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili hold posters depicting Jalili and wave Iranian flags during an election campaign rally in Tehran, Iran, 12 June 2013 (EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH)

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Mayor of Tehran, Iranian Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf speaks during a press conference after registering his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election at the interior ministry in Tehran on May 11, 2013. Source: AFP Photo/Behrouz Mehri

Candidate Profile: Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf

Candidate Profile: Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf

At the age of 19, Qalibaf participated in the Iran–Iraq War and was soon appointed commander of a division despite his youth. After the war, he was appointed the deputy commander of the Resistance Force and Basij troops, and began climbing the ranks of the Iranian...
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In this photo released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, presidential candidates from right, Mohammad Gharazi, Mohammad Reza Aref, Saeed Jalili, Ali Akbar Velayati, Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, Hasan Rowhani, Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, and Mohsen Rezaei, attend a TV debate in a state-run TV studio, in Tehran. (AP Photo/Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Mehdi Dehghan)

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Iranian presidential candidates, from left: Mohammad Qarazi, Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, Ali Akbar Velayati, Saeed Jalili, Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, Mohammad Reza Aref, Mohsen Rezaei, Hasan Rowhani, attend the first televised debate in Tehran, Iran on May 31 2013 (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting)