Iran Election Violence

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  • June 26: Iranian worshippers chant slogans during Friday prayers ceremony at the Tehran University campus in Tehran. Ayatollah Ahmed Khatami, a senior cleric, said during a nationally broadcast Muslim sermon on Friday that the government should punish "leaders of the riots, who were supported by Israel and the U.S., strongly and with cruelty."
  • June 26: Demonstrators, with sticks, attack Iranian Embassy security personnel on the Embassy's grounds, outside Stockholm, the Swedish capital. About 150 protesters, some masked, rushed the embassy gates, but it was not immediately clear if any managed to get inside the building, police said.
  • June 23: In this image issued by the semi official Iranian Mehr News Agency, an Iranian protestor waves an Iranian flag, as police officers stand guard in front of the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran, during a demonstration to protest what demonstrators call "western countries meddling in Iran's domestic affairs."
  • June 23: Iranian protestors prepare, in Tehran, representations of flags of some western countries including, US, France, Britain, Italy, and Israeli flag, to set on fire during a demonstration in front of British Embassy to protest what they call "western countries meddling in Iran's domestic affairs,"
  • June 23: An Iranian protestor waves an Iranian flag, as police officers stand guard in front of the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran, during a demonstration to protest what demonstrators call "western countries meddling in Iran's domestic affairs."
  • June 23: Iranian protestors burn representations of flags of some western countries including, US, France, Britain, Italy, and also Israeli flag, during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy to protest what they call "western countries meddling in Iran's domestic affairs," in Tehran.
  • June 23: Iranian police officers protect the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran, during a demonstration to protest what demonstrators call "western countries meddling in Iran's domestic affairs."
  • June 23: An Iranian protestor, holding an anti-British placard, kicks the burnt representations of flags of some western countries including, US, France, Britain, Italy, and Israeli flag, during a demonstration in front of British Embassy to protest what demonstrators call "western countries meddling in Iran's domestic affairs," in Tehran.
  • June 23: An Iranian protester holds a placard during an anti-Britain protest gathering in front of the British embassy in Tehran
  • June 21: Security personnel look at a woman sitting on the ground as they ride past in Tehran
  • June 21: Protesters gesture on a street in Tehran
  • June 21: Protesters gesture on a street in Tehran.
  • June 21: Supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi gesture during a protest in Tehran.
  • June 21: Video grab of people running past a burning bus on a street in Tehran.
  • June 20: Iranian security personnel ride past burning debris on the streets in Tehran.
  • June 20: Supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossien Mousavi protest in Tehran.
  • June 20: In this image made from video a motorcycle is seen burning in the street in Tehran, where protesters appeared to be fighting back security forces and setting fire to militia members' motorcycles.
  • June 20: Supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossien Mousavi set fire to a barricade as they hurl stones during a protest in Tehran.
  • June 20: This image taken from amateur video posted online from Tehran, Thursday, shows supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossien Mousavi setting fire to a barricade as they protest in Tehran.
  • June 20: This image taken from amateur video posted online from Tehran, Thursday, June 20, 2009, shows supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossien Mousavi protesting in Tehran. Eyewitnesses described fierce clashes after some 3,000 protesters, many wearing black, chanted "Death to the dictator!" and "Death to dictatorship!" near Revolution Square.
  • June 19: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, delivers his sermon in front of a picture of the late spiritual leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, during the Friday prayers, at the Tehran University campus.
  • June 19: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, listens to supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's speech, as judiciary chief, Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, second right, and parliament speaker Ali Larijani, center left, sit, during the Friday prayers, at the Tehran University campus.
  • June 17: An Iranian student living in Germany flashes the victory sign during a protest against the results of the Presidential elections and post election violence in his home country, in Berlin, Germany.
  • June 17: Iranian soccer fans hold banners concerning their election during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Asia group 2 qualifying soccer match against South Korea at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea.
  • June 16: In this image issued by the government-run Iranian Students News Agency, thousands of people attend a state-organized rally in a square in central Tehran, Iran. Thousands of people waving Iranian flags and pictures of the supreme leader massed Tuesday at a rally organized by Iran's clerical regime, but the government barred foreign media from covering the rally.
  • June 16: In this image issued by the government-run Iranian Students News Agency, thousands of people, some holding Iranian and Hezbollah flags, attend a state-organized rally in a square in central Tehran.
  • June 16: In this image issued by the Iranian Students News Agency, thousands of people attend a state-organized rally in a square in central Tehran.
  • June 16: In this image issued by Iranian Students News Agency, thousands of people, some carrying posters of Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, attend a state-organized rally in a square in central Tehran.
  • June 16: In this image issued by Iranian Students News Agency, demonstrators, some holding Iranian flags and standing on a construction tower, attend a state-organized rally in a square in central Tehran.
  • June 15: A wounded man lies at the street during a demonstration in front of a pro-government militia base near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: A suspected member of a pro-government militia, center, is taken away by unidentified people after he was beaten by demonstrators during a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: A demonstrator runs down the side of the Freedom Tower monument after climbing with others to spray-paint a graffiti slogan in Farsi reading 'Salute to Mousavi, Down with the dictator, Mousavi' on a buttress of the tower during a mass rally in Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: A suspected member of a pro-government militia, center, is protected and is taken away as people try to beat him in a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: A suspected member of a pro-government militia, center, beats people at a rally of supporters of leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: Protesters view a burning car next to the building of pro-government militia base near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: Supporters of Iranian reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi hold their hands during a rally in Azadi Street in Tehran. Gunfire from a pro-government militia killed one man and wounded several others Monday.
  • June 15: Hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi
  • June 15: A protester allegedly injured by gunfire from pro-government militia is helped by another protester near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi.
  • June 15: A demonstrator climbs the Freedom Tower, over some hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi.
  • June 15: A demonstrator spray-paints a slogan in Farsi on the Freedom Tower, as hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi.
  • June 15: A member of a pro-government militia throws a rock in the direction of demonstrators as they approach the militia's base, near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi.
  • June 15: Protesters burn a car and attack a building of a pro-government militia base near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi.
  • June 15: Onlookers observe the body of a man allegedly shot by pro-government militia near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: People carry the body of a man allegedly shot by pro-government militia near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: People carry the body of a man allegedly shot by pro-government militia near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: A man who sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg, in an area where pro-government militia were firing shots in the air, is taken away in the back seat of a car to hospital, near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: A man who sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg, in an area where pro-government militia were firing shots in the air, is carried to a nearby car to be taken away to hospital, near a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: A man lies the back of a truck after being seriously injured by gunfire in an area where militia were firing shots at a rally supporting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's top opponent. The gunfire came from a compound for volunteer militia linked to Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard.
  • June 15: A man lies on the back of a taxi, after being seriously injured by gunfire in an area where pro-government militia were firing shots in the air at a rally supporting leading opposition presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 15: Pro-reform leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi, center, stands to greet his supporters during a rally in Tehran, Iran. The crowd, many wearing the trademark green color of Mousavi's campaign, was headed toward the capital's huge Freedom Square in the largest display of opposition unity since Friday's elections ended with Mousavi claiming widespread fraud.
  • June 15: Supporters of reformist presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, show victory signs during a rally in Azadi Street in Tehran. Monday's outpouring for Mousavi swelled as more poured from buildings and side streets wearing the trademark green of his campaign. It followed a decision by Iran's most powerful figure for an investigation into the vote rigging allegations.
  • June 15: A student holds a banner that reads ''Where is my vote'' at the gate of Tehran University in Tehran. Overnight, police and militia stormed the campus at the city's biggest university, ransacking dormitories and arresting dozens of students angry over what they claim was election fraud. More than 100,000 opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have defied an Interior Ministry ban and were streaming into central Tehran Monday to cheer their pro-reform leader in his first public appearance since disputed elections he claims were marred by fraud.
  • June 15: Tens of thousands of supporters of pro-reform leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi, stream through the center of Tehran in a boisterous protest against election results that declared President Mamoud Ahmadinejad the winner. The crowd – many wearing the trademark green color of Mousavi's campaign – was headed toward the capital's huge Freedom Square in the largest display of opposition unity since Friday's elections ended with Mousavi claiming widespread fraud.
  • June 15: Supporters of reformist presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, carry his poster, during a rally in Azadi street in Tehran. Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the reformist presidential candidate attend a silent rally against new elected hard line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  • June 15: Two students hold a banner reading ''Last night Tehran dormitory, killing fields - killing fields'' at the gate of Tehran University in Tehran. Overnight, police and militia stormed the campus at the city's biggest university, ransacking dormitories and arresting dozens of students angry over what they claim was election fraud.
  • June 15: Two students hold a shirt covered by blood stains allegedly belonging to a student who was attacked by militia the previous night at a dormitory at the gate of Tehran University in Tehran. Overnight, police and militia stormed the campus at the city's biggest university, ransacking dormitories and arresting dozens of students angry over what they claim was election fraud.
  • June 15: Protestors set fires in a main street in Tehran, Iran in the early hours of Monday morning. Iran's supreme leader ordered Monday an investigation into allegations of election fraud, marking a stunning turnaround by the country's most powerful figure and offering hope to opposition forces that have waged street clashes to protest the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The results touched off three days of clashes – the worst unrest in Tehran in a decade. Protesters set fires and battled anti-riot police, including a clash overnight at Tehran University after 3,000 students gathered to oppose the election results.
  • June 15: A lone protestor stands while holding a banner aloft as Malaysian police fire tear gas into a group of Iranian students to disperse them after a rally outside the United Nations office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The students were protesting over the results of their home country's disputed election.
  • June 14: Protesters chant slogans in the Westwood section of Los Angeles to protest the outcome of the presidential election in Iran.
  • June 14: Iranian supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, are followed by Iranian riot-police in front of Tehran University during riots in Tehran, Iran. Iranian youth opposed to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took to the streets Sunday, setting trash dumpsters and tires on fire, in a second day of clashes triggered by voter fraud claims.
  • June 14: An elderly supporter sits at the front of the crowd as tens of thousands of supporters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gather in Vali Asr square for a rally attended by the president, in Tehran, Iran. Protesters set fires and smashed store windows Sunday in a second day of violence as groups challenging President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election tried to keep pressure on authorities but Ahmadinejad dismissed the unrest, the worst in a decade in Tehran, as "not important."
  • June 14: Iranian supporter of defeated presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, is beaten by government security members during riots in Tehran, Iran. Iranian youth opposed to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad take to the streets Sunday, setting trash dumpsters and tires on fire, in a second day of clashes triggered by voter fraud claims.
  • June 13: A glum Iranian supporter of reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi rests his head on his arms, wearing a green T-shirt symbolizing his party's color, as he waits for word from his party's leader on what will happen next.
  • June 12: Iran's presidential election candidate Mirhossein Mousavi waves at the end of his news conference in Tehran.
  • June 12: Iran's president and presidential candidate for Iranian elections Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prays after casting his ballot during Iranian presidential elections in Tehran.
  • June 12: Iranians cast their ballots at a polling station in the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria. Iranians voted Friday on whether to keep hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power for four more years or replace him with a reformist more open to loosening the country's Islamic restrictions and improving ties with the United States.
  • June, 12: Iranian presidential candidate, Mohsen Rezaei, gestures, as his inked finger is seen after voting, in Tehran, Iran. Iranians began voting Friday on whether to keep hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power for four more years or replace him with a reformist more open to loosening the country's Islamic restrictions and improving ties with the United States.
  • June 12: Iranian women stand in line to cast their votes in the presidential election, at the Masoumeh shrine in Qum, about 120 kms south of Tehran. The election follows a hotly contested campaign pitting current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against leading challenger and reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, amongst others.
  • June, 12: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot for the presidential elections in Tehran, Iran.
  • June 10: A female supporter of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad displays her hand painted with the Iranian flag, also used as a sign for his party, at his final election campaign rally, on Azadi street in western Tehran. Iranians go to the polls on Friday, June 12, 2009 after a hotly contested election campaign pitting Ahmadinejad against leading challenger and reformist candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, amongst others.
  • June 10: Main challenger and reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, speaks on the final day of election rallies, in Buroujerd, Lorestan province.
  • June 10: Iran's president and candidate for presidential elections, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, talks to the people as he shows a bushel of wheat donated by one of his supporters during the final rally on Azadi street in west Tehran.

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