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Iran closes Tehran bazaar as protesters clash with police
Tehran's main, normally bustling bazaar has been closed as authorities tighten controls trying to halt the fall of Iran's currency after it hit a record low.  

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Oct.3, 2012: Police barricades and protesters clash on Lalezar Street in Iran. Police threatened merchants who closed their shops in Tehran's main bazaar and launched crackdowns on sidewalk money changers on Wednesday as part of a push to halt the plunge of Iran's currency, which has shed more than a third its value in less than a week.

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Oct 3, 2012: Shops were closed in Tehran’s typically bustling bazaar, as police launched crackdowns as part of a push to halt the plunge of Iran's currency.

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Oct. 3, 2012: Iranian police forces clash with protesters just outside the Tehran bazaar.

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Oct. 3, 2012: Protesters gathered on Manuchehri Street outside of Tehran bazaar. 

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Oct 3, 2012: Protesters and police clash in central Tehran, near Tehran's old main bazaar.

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Oct. 3, 2012: Protesters took to the streets of Tehran after police threatened merchants who closed their shops in Tehran's main bazaar and launched crackdowns on sidewalk money changers on Wednesday as part of a push to halt the plunge of Iran's currency, which has shed more than a third its value in less than a week.

Iran closes Tehran bazaar as protesters clash with police

Tehran's main, normally bustling bazaar has been closed as authorities tighten controls trying to halt the fall of Iran's currency after it hit a record low.