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Payvand's top 20 News stories of 2011

My-Tehran-for-Sale--movie-poster-iWith millions of article impressions and thousands of articles on every year, here are the top 20 news stories most viewed, in case you missed any.

These viral articles are a reflection of what captured our attention the most in 2011.

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Photos: Iranian Women Athletes in Asian Games 2010

Iran-Kabaddi-team-iIranian women represented 25% of Iran’s 373 member national team for the Asian games and these woman Athletes won close to 25% of Iran’s medal count.

Iranian women received medals in Wushu, Shooting, Taekwondo, Kabaddi, Karate, and Rowing.

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Political Football In Iran

soccer-ball-iran-flagSource: Kristin Deasy RFE/RL

Iranians are obsessed with football. Thousands watched the televised Iran-Brazil friendly on October 7, which took place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One young Iranian said ahead of the game that he was “so excited” to see it live from the UAE’s Abu Dhabi stadium.

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Amsterdam - Cycle For Free Iran, June 12 2010

Cycle-For-Free-IranNetherlands is the land of cyclists, so join us and invite others to join!

Following the electoral coup d’état and fraudulent results of the Presidential Elections, thousands of Iranians have been subject to state-sponsored violence, torture, rape and execution last year.

12 June Event Finder

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Iranian girls and boys teams in Mexico's Junior World Taekwondo Championship

EQUIPO-DE-IRAN-FEMENIL-iTijuana is ready for the upcoming WTF World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games (March 3-4) and the 8th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships (March 6-9).

Both events will take place in the Gymnasium of the High Performance Sports Center in city of Tijuana, Baja California, México.

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NBA's Iranian Heritage Nights


November 29, 2009 – Memphis Grizzlies vs. L.A. Clippers: Andy will sing the National Anthem and the Luna RAQS Dance Academy will perform during halftime.

A portion of each ticket will benefit the Hamid Haddai Javanan Foundation

November 4, 2009 – Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors: Farshid Amin will sing the National Anthem and Niosha dance academy will perform during halftime.

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