THE WORLDPOST
07/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Iran Election Campaign Takes On Raucous Tone As Voting Nears

TEHRAN -- The leading candidates are accusing each other of corruption, bribery and torture. The wife of the strongest challenger to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has threatened to sue him for defaming her. And every night, parts of the capital become a screaming, honking bacchanal, with thousands of young men dancing and brawling in the streets until dawn.

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