Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in Wednesday for his second term as the country's leader after a contentious election landed him back in the seat of power.
Security has been beefed up for Ahmadinejad, according to the Times, which reported that the leader's swearing-in ceremony was visited by hundreds and possibly thousands of protestors violently fighting against his return.
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The White House said it would recognize Ahmadinejad as the elected leader and respect the Iranian voting results.
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