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TEHRAN, Iran _ In the religiously conservative neighborhoods around the Tehran bazaar district, men and women stood in separate lines to cast their ballots in Friday's presidential election.
In the affluent neighborhoods of North Tehran, where shiny new shopping malls now outnumber mosques, men and women stood in the same lines.
All told, more than 30 million Iranians lined up to vote in Friday's election. The particular social customs observed at various polling places seemed to have had little bearing on the outcome: President Mohammad Khatami, the pro-reform cleric with the sunny smile, appeared to be winning everywhere.
Turnout was so heavy in some cities that officials kept the polls open for an extra five hours, until midnight.
Although there are no exit polls in Iran, and official results are not …