Mideast Iran

August 3, 2013 - 10:36 AM
In this picture released by the official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, gives his official seal of approval to President-elect Hasan Rouhani, in an official endorsement ceremony, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Iran's supreme leader has formally endorsed Hasan Rouhani as president opening the way for the moderate cleric to take over from outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader)