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September 24, 2009

Ahmadinejad: Between You, Me and the Teleprompters

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It’s at once a silent and deafening image set up by a delegate walk-out prior to Ahmadinejad’s General Assembly speech yesterday.

Startlingly empty, the field of blue and yellow chairs recompose themselves to say: ‘You leave your own borders, you’re a pariah. In the world’s deliberative chamber, you’re an echo.’

(image: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images. caption: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the 64th session of the United Nations General Debate September 23, 2009 at the United Nations in New York.)

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