In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, on Monday, May 27, 2013, Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, right, salutes supreme leader ... more 
In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, on Monday, May 27, 2013, Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, right, salutes supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a graduation ceremony of a group of Revolutionary Guard members, in Tehran, Iran. A portrait of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini hangs on the wall. Iran’s supreme leader has come to both fear and debase the presidency as it has grown in influence over the years. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his powerful protectors, the Revolutionary Guard, are turning the prelude to next week's election into their own campaign to diminish and rein in the presidency as they try to consolidate control after four rocky years. (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Office of the Supreme Leader
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 3:29 PM EDT