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Iran's leading dissident cleric dies

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Iranians hold portraits of Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri during his funeral procession in the holy city of Qom on December 21, 2009. /AFP/Getty Images

The death of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, the chief opposition cleric in Iran, set off protests following his funeral today. Montazeri, once a follower of Ayatollah Khomeini, became a symbol of defiance in Iran when he denounced the politically motivated killings of his former mentor. Where does the opposition fit into the future Iranian political structure?

Guest:

Borzou Daragahi, Beirut Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times, he just returned from Iran

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