File picture shows Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi-Kani attending a conference in Tehran
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Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi-Kani attends a conference in Tehran, in this file photo dated August 14, 2008. Arch hardliner Mahdavi-Kani was elected and confirmed as head of Iran's Assembly of Experts on March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/Files (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS)