Iran's Shot Heard 'Round the World

Monday, June 15, 2009

TEHRAN, Iran - MSNBC, Gunfire from a compound used by pro-government militia killed one demonstrator Monday after hundreds of thousands of opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad massed in central Tehran to cheer their pro-reform leader in his first public appearance since he lost elections that he alleges were marred by fraud.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled;
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard 'round the world
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Concord Hymn," 1837