Satellite dishes which are smashed by Iran's police are left at a housing estate in Tehran
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Satellite dishes which are smashed by Iran's police are left at a housing estate in Tehran June 4, 2011. Iran outlawed satellite dishes in the mid-1990s as part of efforts to curb what it considers Western cultural aggression, but the ban was largely ignored under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's predecessor Mohammad Khatami who tried to increase social freedoms after he was elected in 1997. However, hardliners have pressed for renewed restrictions after Ahmadinejad took office in 2005. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW BUSINESS SCI TECH)