Iranian youth use their mobile phones as they rest at a park in Tehran, Iran, May 16, 2017. REUTERS
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The first picture shows a crowd of thousands packed into a square in the city of Isfahan this week for a speech by hard-line scholar Ebrahim Raisi, the top challenger to President Hassan Rouhani in Friday's Iranian presidential election.The contrasting photos have been posted on hard-line social media sites and viewed by tens of thousands of people.With the Iranian presidential election only days away, both sides have launched a social media free-for-all unprecedented in Iranian political history. Traditionally the reformist or moderate political camp has been the main user of social media in Iran. By far the most popular social media outlet is Telegram, a chat service that is a niche player in most Western countries but has some 20 million users in Iran, according to a report by the Iranian Students' News Agency.Hard-line outlets have shared video footage of angry coal miners pounding on Rouhani's car in protest during a visit to a mine where dozens had been killed in an accident.Opponents have posted documents on social media sites that they say show the president taking part in corrupt real estate deals.
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