A reader writes:
I live in Berkeley and have a lot of Iranian friends in the community here. In 2002 my husband and I went to Iran spending time in Tehran, Shiraz and Esfahan. I feel incredibly lucky to have traveled there and for the perspective I gained on a horribly misunderstood country and people. Through my friends and time spent in Iran, I feel connected to the culture. I'm reading the post-election coverage with tears in my eyes, imagining the disappointment of the people.
The picture of the two young men, one in a green t-shirt, the other a riot policeman sent me over the top - it portrays two young men united by their lack of freedom and the strong spirit of love that is part of the culture. That is why this regime is will not last much longer. Thank you for seeing the tremendous importance and power of this story.