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In pictures: Iran fuel protests

Car burnt during Iran fuel protests

A man inspects a car damaged in overnight protests in Iran against plans to ration fuel for private vehicles.

Protester in burning gas station

Several petrol stations in the capital, Tehran, were attacked over the rationing plans.

Man watching fuel protests

Demonstrators were angry that little warning had been given before the rationing took effect.

Man dancing atop flames

Slogans attacking President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were heard in the first large, violent protests against him since his election in 2005.

Protesters at petrol station in Tehran

The rationing is said to have been prompted by fears that the West may restrict imports of the refined fuel on which Iran depends.

Police and customers at gas station

Though it lacks refining capacity, Iran has large fuel reserves and many Iranians will resent curbs on their consumption, our correspondent says.

Iran fuel rations spark violence
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