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Iran's Supreme Leader of 23 years, "divine" boss of the country's military, judiciary, and state broadcasting services, has joined hipster cupcake-pic site Instagram and posted four photos. Ayatollah Khamenei, or more realistically a member of his staff, appears to have created an account, khamenei_ir, where arty snapshots of …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Iran's very own Charlie Sheen


  2. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

    Things you're unlikely to see...

    Picture of our first successful nuclear test!

    OMG! Celebrating like nutters! Totes Emosh! PARTY PARTY PARTY!

  3. TeeCee Gold badge
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    I give it about 2 days......

    ......before the account's pwned and full of photoshopped pics of him shagging donkeys.

    That'll be followed by the world's intelligence agencies denying responsibility en masse.

    1. Mike Moyle

      Re: I give it about 2 days......

      Where's anonymous when they could actually be useful...?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Re: I give it about 2 days......

        Probably in their basements popping their Zits.

  4. Paul Johnston
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    We can employ all the old "Kremlinologists" to see who is in and who is out by the relative position of the people in the photos.

    Just wait until people start getting photoshopped out a-la Nikolai Yezhov!

  5. Morrie Wyatt

    The Paradox of Modern Iran

    "Paradox" HA!. "Oxymoron" is closer to the mark.

    Religion and Government should never be mixed together.

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