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Feb 13: Iranians face crucial choices

Iran is moving onto election footing ahead of presidential polls in June. The country faces a number of challenges but its economic isolation from the west is one of the most pressing. Electing Mahmood Ahmadi-Nejad for another term would probably extend the confrontation, while choosing a reformist like former president Mohammad Khatami might end it. Roula Khalaf, the Financial Times' Middle East editor, travels through the country to learn Iranian's hopes.