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Most of the footage depicting the unrest was captured on cell phones and posted on YouTube. Click here to see a selection.

  Then and now
Compare images from the 1979 Iranian Revolution to scenes from 2009 post-election unrest

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One Refugee's Journey to a New Future
Salma is a 29-year-old mother from Yarmouk, Syria, who fled her homeland in August and joined the mass of humanity moving northwest to Western Europe.  NBC News spent five days following her and her family's journey from Greece to Germany, listening to her story.

Image: Ali Khamenei
  Who rules Iran?
NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel breaks down the power structure within the Islamic republic.
Image: Demonstrations in Tehran
  Iran election sparks violence
Opponents cry foul after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is declared the victor.

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Image:  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  Mystical populist: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Watch an in-depth profile of the Iranian president: firebrand, soccer fan and true believer in Khomeini's Islamic Revolution. Produced by Baruch Ben-Chorin.
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