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July 9, 2009

Iran Again: New Pictures … And Echoes

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I’m going through the new and sudden burst of images from today’s Tehran unrest. Tell me this doesn’t resonate because the woman/the photo evokes Neda Agha-Soltan, the woman and martyr of the contested-election demonstrations who died with her eyes open?

…In this photo from Turkey, we see that the analogy and the identification is more than incidental.

(image: labeled “Getty Images.”caption: An Iranian woman holds her hands in the air and makes V signs as she protests in the streets on July 9, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. Following the recently disputed presidential elections demonstrators were met by force and tear gas rounds fired by Iranian police and Basij as they defyied government warnings to stage a march in commeration of the anniversary of bloody student unrest in 1999 at Tehran University.)

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