Ian Black scratches his chin:

Analysts and diplomats say that the fact that Ahmadinejad has not been seen for three days as street protests and political turmoil rage suggests his position may have been weakened. Rallies backing him have been far less well attended than those organised by the Mousavi camp. “If he was feeling confident he would be more visible,” said Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, of London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

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