Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a Palestinian boy, stands in front of the US embassy in Tehran

Iran faces dilemma as children join protests in ‘unprecedented’ phenomenon

A group of demonstrators, led by a young man, stand in front of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran last week.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has been a target of anti-government protests, is seen in Tehran last week.

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People in the streets of Tehran.

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People in the streets of Tehran.

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A boy holds his hand against the wall of the Supreme Leader’s office as he stands in front of the official residence of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on Tuesday. The boy, who was born in Canada, is among demonstrators who took part in a protest in Tehran, where they want to call for an investigation into the deaths of protesters in the city.

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A Palestinian boy holds his hand against the wall of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office with his back turned in Tehran.

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A Palestinian Boy holds his hand against the wall of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office in Tehran, Iran.

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Khamenei with top Iranian security officials as he stands before a portrait of his late predecessor Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, at his office in Tehran.

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A person gestures during a rally in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran.

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A demonstrator holds an Iranian flag in front of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, as people gather in the streets to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a landmark pact between Tehran and world powers.

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A demonstrator holds an Iranian flag in front of the US embassy in Tehran, Iran, as people gather in the streets to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

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A demonstrator holds an Iranian flag in front of the US embassy in Tehran, Iran, as people gather in the streets to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

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A demonstrator wears a mask depicting Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a rally in front of the Ministry of Foreign

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