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2011

Ahvaz, Iran

The city of Ahvaz (PersianاهوازArabic: ‎ الأهواز / ALA-LCal-Ahwāz), is the capital of the Iranian province of Khūzestān.

 

It is built on the banks of the Karun River and is situated in the middle of Khūzestān Province.

 

The city has an average elevation of 20 meters above sea level. The city had a population of 1,338,126 in 2006.

 

For additional information:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahvaz

 

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Feb

2011

Clashes reported in Iran protests

Tear gas was used to scatter protesters at various points during Monday's banned protests in Tehran [AFP]
Tear gas was used to scatter protesters at various points during Monday's banned protests in Tehran [AFP]


Pro-reformist marches under way in Tehran

despite a heavy security presence

and police crackdown.

Aljazeera Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 19:36 GMT

 

A day of protest in the Iranian capital of Tehran have been marked by clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

 

Thousands of demonstrators marched on Monday on Enghelab and Azadi streets [which connect and create a straight path through the city centre], with a heavy presence in Enghelab Square and Vali-Asr Street.

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