Mideast Iraq Iran Election

June 14, 2013 - 10:34 AM
A little girl helps her mother with casting a ballot at a polling center during the presidential election in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, June 14, 2013. Iranian voters appeared to heed calls to cast ballots Friday in a presidential election that has suddenly become a showdown across Iran's political divide: Hard-liners looking to cement their control and re-energized reformists backing the lone moderate left in the race. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)