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December 27, 2009 was Ashura, traditionally a day of mourning for Shia Muslims, and in several Iranian cities nonviolent protests turned into clashes between anti-riot forces and opposition demonstrators. Among many others, the nephew of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi was killed.

There are plenty of other sources for further reading, but one of the most diligent English language live-bloggers during the recent violence was Andrew Sullivan, who writes for The Atlantic. Here are some scenes.

BE WARNED: SOME OF THESE VIDEOS ARE VERY DISTURBING.

The size of the crowds

Rocks vs. guns

Freedom vs. power

Running over protesters with cop cars

Simply staggering footage

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