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  • Thousands gather to hear, cheer Iran's Michelle Obama

    06/11/2009 1:05:24 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 26 replies · 1,175+ views
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2009 | Reza Sayah
    TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Dancing in public is not allowed in Iran, but thousands could hardly contain themselves at a recent presidential campaign rally in the capital city, Tehran. On this day, the deafening cheers were not for presidential hopeful Mir Hossein Mousavi, but rather for his wife -- a woman some are calling Iran's Michelle Obama. The comparisons to the first lady of the United States stem from the role Zahra Rahnavard is playing in her husband's quest for the presidency. Never in the history of Iranian presidential elections has a candidate put his wife in the forefront of...