Just to add a reality check
We are currently in Tehran on the visa hunting game. It should be noted that although all those photos are genuine they have been taken at one or two places only. The majority of Tehran is AS NORMAL.
People are going about their daily buisness, and so are we as tourists. Obviously I am not saying that it will remain like this, but as usual the west's media is showing Iran as they want to and not how it actually is.
Having said that the protest yesterday, which was underground and illegal, was apparently massive and very moving for it's peaceful purpose.
We have quite a few journalists staying in our hotel and it is interesting to watch as they whip themselves up into a frenzy, and making sure that the pictures that come out follow the normal agenda. To me it would seem to be similar to being in London as when the poll tax riots happened, and not much more.
On a slightly differnt note, immediately there was trouble international calls, mobile calls, the internet and cable TV all stgopped for 24hrs .... even now the internet is more heavily censored than just before the election.
I hope this small update helps to keep the balance ........