2009 World Press Photo of the Year: Shouting from the Rooftops

Feb 17, 20100 comments

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Women in Tehran shout from a rooftop in protest against the regime on 24 June in Tehran. The Iranian presidential elections were held on 12 June and the results, proclaiming victory by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, were strongly contested. In the weeks following the election, violent protests took place in the streets. At night, when the streets were empty, people went on to the rooftops of their homes to continue shouting their dissent. Their cries of ‘death to the dictator’ and ‘Allah u Akbar (Allah is great)’ echoed through Tehran.