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June 21st, 2009
11:43 PM ET

Facing Off Against the Basij

It's one thing for CNN to explain what we're seeing in disturbing video come out of Iran. Getting firsthand accounts of what is happening on the ground, however, is incredibly dangerous. Ordinary Iranians are sending us photos, video and calling CNN at great personal risk. So we're protecting their identities as best we can. A student known to us only as "Mohammed" spoke by phone with CNN's Don Lemon about hundreds of people clashing with the feared militia known as the Basij, and why this moment in history is so important to his generation.

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June 21st, 2009
03:28 AM ET

Ahead in the CNN Newsroom...

Tehran braces for another day of bloodshed.

Massive crowds have been protesting what they contend are fraudulent election results favoring hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The extent of deaths or injuries remains unclear.

With international journalists restricted from covering events in the capital, Iranians are using cell phones and social networking sites to get news out.

Join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes for CNN's expanded coverage of the events in Iran, starting at 5am ET/2am PT.

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June 21st, 2009
12:06 AM ET

Terror in Tehran

TV depends largely on visual images. But sometimes a video shot in darkness is more compelling - especially when you hear the terrifying audio. This video was sent to CNN by a trusted source inside Tehran. You can judge for yourself what it reveals.

Filed under: Don Lemon