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Iran Election, 2009

June 14, 2009

Yesterday was Iran’s 10th presidential election, and considering the fact that #CNNfail has been a trending topic on Twitter for half the night, apparently many of the major cable news networks haven’t been covering it. But if you’re reading this, that means you’re in BloggyInternetLand, and we don’t need no stinkin’ cable news when we have the Google, the Wikipedia, and The Big Picture.

The Boston Globe’s photo blog, The Big Picture, is frequently-updated collection of hi-res photos covering news stories and noteworthy events happening all over the world. It’s one of my favorite blogs to look at, because you can really get a sense of things people are feeling through photographs, rather than news stories.

Yesterday, The Big Picture posted their collection of photos covering the Iranian Election from over the past few weeks and it’s definitely worth it to take a look. Here are some of my favorites from the collection:

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Check out the rest of The Big Pictures right here.

Granted, this edition doesn’t cover the massive protests, the riots, or the civil unrest that followed the election, nor does it mention that in the hours after announcing that Ahmadenejad received 64% of the vote, the government blocked Mousavi-affiliated sites like YouTube and Facebook, an attempt to supress public outcry over the results.

From TehranLive.org:

Credit: tehranlive.org

Credit: tehranlive.org

Credit: tehranlive.org

Credit: tehranlive.org

Credit: tehranlive.org

Credit: tehranlive.org

Lucky for us, we have Twitter and Google to bring us the news that cable news won’t.

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