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18:49 - 2012-03-02

Large Public Participation in Northern Tehran

Election Photos (3):

Polling stations in Northern Tehran
Voters at a polling station in Northern Tehran
People standing in long queues to vote for their favorite candidates at polling stations in Northern Tehran, including Qolhak Mosque and Hosseiniyeh Ershad
People standing in queues at polling stations in the Northern neighborhoods of the capital, home to high-income citizens
The large public participation in the elections in the Northern neighborhoods of Tehran comes as the Western media alleged that public turnout has been low in the Northern parts of the capital
Meantime, Head of Iran's Elections Headquarters Seyed Solat Mortazavi said on Friday that despite the massive negative propaganda launched by the western media to dissuade the Iranian people from voting in the parliamentary elections, high public turnout has been reported all throughout the country
According to FNA dispatches from Hosseiniyeh Ershad polling station in Northern Tehran, people are standing in long queues to vote for their favorite candidates with foreign and Iranian reporters covering the event
People of Tehran started arriving at the polling stations and standing in long queues even before voting started this morning
Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezayee at a polling center in Northern Tehran
Iranians on Friday began voting in the country's ninth parliamentary elections deemed as a message to the West, the US in particular
The polling stations opened at 8 a.m. (0430 GMT) Friday morning and are due to close at 6:00 p.m. (1430 GMT). Polling has been heavy since 8 a.m.