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  Protests

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

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

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Carter: U.S. Can Beat ISIS Alone But Plan Still Includes Local Fighters
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter tells a group of American military members that the U.S. could defeat ISIS alone, but the preferred path remains a long-term plan that includes training local fighters in the Mideast.

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

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  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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