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The Ground Truth in Tehran

The latest views from the street as Iran's extraordinary election, and perhaps the fate of a country, hangs in the balance.

A man holds up a placard during a rally in support of defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi in Tehran June 15, 2009. (Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters)

It has been an extraordinary few days in Iran.

A disputed election. Rival claims of victory. Mass rallies. Mass protests. A crackdown. Violence and uncertainty.

Throughout the weekend and into today, GlobalPost correspondents have been on the scene, in Qom, Tehran and elsewhere — using mobile phones, email and other means to help tell this unfolding story from a tense and difficult reporting environment.

We'll be using this space to keep you updated on the latest from the street, as well as analysis and color from what is turning out to be a key test for Iran, its 72 million people, and perhaps the world.

Ground Truth:

'Don't the Basij have parents?'

A farewell to Tehran

Protester vs. protester in Iran

The global view: GlobalPost correspondents from around the world weigh in on Iran.

Snapshots from Tehran's Revolution Square

Unrest continues in Iran: The third day of protests in Tehran, and news agencies come under pressure.

Tehran's wild nights of protest: Iran's election aftermath — The view from the streets of Tehran

'New' dawn breaks over Iran: Mousavi supporters cry foul as news of Ahmadinejad's win spreads.

Iran's elections: The view from the highway — Will the country vote to keep conservative leader or choose reform candidate?

Analysis:

Iranian rockers find their voice

Oil, unrest and some very nervous Saudis. Interview: Middle East analyst Rachel Bronson sorts it all out.

Revolution, Tiananmen, or something else? Opinion: Though Ahmadinejad will likely have a second term, this election won't soon be forgotten.

Obama's dilemma. Be careful when you extend a hand. Sometimes the world bites.

Iran votes in record-breaking numbers: Country awaits results in election that has become a referendum on Iran's polarizing president.

Young, Iranian and ready for change: Amid the carnival atmosphere in Tehran, the feeling is that change has already occurred, no matter who wins Friday's election.

Iranians anoint their 'Michelle Obama': Parallels are being drawn between the American first lady and the wife of the main opposition candidate in the June 12 presidential poll.

Iran's elections: The view from the US — Mousavi wins in Boston: Opinions of some Iranians who voted in Beantown

A path to change or more of the same?: The level of debate in the run-up to Friday's presidential poll has surprised even the hard-line president.

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