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MEDIA FILE: Viral videos, photos of Iran’s 2017 elections

20 May 2017 12:38

 

Iranians, in millions, are joining long queues to cast their votes in the country’s 12th presidential election and the 5th City and Village Councils polls.

The following is a selection of viral videos and photos of people taking part in the two elections:

Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, a member of the Assembly of Experts, casts his ballot at a hospital in Tehran.
Iranian Cannes-winning director Asghar Farhadi casts his ballot in Iran’s 2017 elections in Cannes, France, on May 19, 2017. 

Amid the elections’ high voter turnout, a newly-wed couple celebrated the beginning of their married life by casting their ballot on their wedding day.

Among the most interesting videos of the elections are the ones showing very long queues of the voters in the capital Tehran and Isfahan.

Iranians celebrate outside a polling station before they vote in Iran’s 2017 elections.

 

Press TV staff casts their ballots for Iran’s 2017 elections. 
Iran’s Health Minister Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi fills in his ballot paper in at a polling station in Tehran.
A man carries his elderly mother to a polling station to cast her vote.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Iranian doppelganger gestures at a polling station for Iran’s 2017 elections on May 19, 2017.  
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