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Iran election rivals claim victory

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The polls in Iran's presidential elections have closed after a huge turnout.

Both of the leading candidates, the reformist Mir Hossein Mousavi and the hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have claimed victory.

The BBC's world affairs editor John Simpson reports from Tehran.

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