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Iran gears up for election

A man looks on parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. Iran holds a parliamentary election on Friday, a vote seen as a litmus test of the popularity of the clerical establishment amid growing isolation on the global stage and discontent at home over economic hardships.

WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A man looks on parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. Iran holds a parliamentary election on Friday, a vote seen as a litmus test of the popularity of the clerical establishment amid growing isolation on the global...more

A man looks on parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. Iran holds a parliamentary election on Friday, a vote seen as a litmus test of the popularity of the clerical establishment amid growing isolation on the global stage and discontent at home over economic hardships. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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A general view shows Valiasr square with parliamentary election banner at the end of the parliamentary election day in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A general view shows Valiasr square with parliamentary election banner at the end of the parliamentary election day in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A general view shows Valiasr square with parliamentary election banner at the end of the parliamentary election day in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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Iranian parliamentary candidates take part in an election campaign event in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020.  WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Iranian parliamentary candidates take part in an election campaign event in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Iranian parliamentary candidates take part in an election campaign event in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen at the end of the parliamentary election day in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen at the end of the parliamentary election day in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen at the end of the parliamentary election day in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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A man looks at parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A man looks at parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A man looks at parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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A man holds a poster of Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf one of parliamentary candidate in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A man holds a poster of Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf one of parliamentary candidate in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A man holds a poster of Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf one of parliamentary candidate in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A woman sits near parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A woman sits near parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A woman sits near parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen at the end of the parliamentary election day in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen at the end of the parliamentary election day in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen at the end of the parliamentary election day in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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Iranian women gather to listen to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iranian women gather to listen to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iranian women gather to listen to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS
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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves as he meets with people in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves as he meets with people in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves as he meets with people in Tehran, Iran February 18, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS
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A man looks on parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A man looks on parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A man looks on parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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A woman walks past parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A woman walks past parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

A woman walks past parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS
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Parliamentary election campaign posters are prepared at a publication store in Tehran, Iran February 13, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are prepared at a publication store in Tehran, Iran February 13, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are prepared at a publication store in Tehran, Iran February 13, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Parliamentary election campaign posters are seen in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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People walk past parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People walk past parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People walk past parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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People walk past parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People walk past parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

People walk past parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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An Iranian woman walks past a parliamentary election campaign poster in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

An Iranian woman walks past a parliamentary election campaign poster in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

An Iranian woman walks past a parliamentary election campaign poster in Tehran, Iran February 15, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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A banner for a parliamentary candidate is stuck on a building in Tehran, Iran February 14, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A banner for a parliamentary candidate is stuck on a building in Tehran, Iran February 14, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

A banner for a parliamentary candidate is stuck on a building in Tehran, Iran February 14, 2020. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
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