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Khamenei posts on Twitter, Instagram

Iranian leaders might want to cut and prohibit Internet in their country, but Iran’s Supreme Leader seems particularly attracted to social networks.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has more than 4000 followers and almost 3000 tweets in his account, @khamenei. Since July 23, he even posted four photos of himself via Instagram.

The photos show Khamenei praying, surrounded by servants, and standing or sitting with the Koran. There are also photos of him with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Three years ago, after the Iranian presidential election, the regime cut the Internet connection. Iranian protesters who opposed the reelection of Ahmadinejad used Twitter to coordinate their protests and to witness the brutal repression of the regime.