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Iranian President Mohammad Khatami addresses a gathering of government officials near Tehran August 24, 2003. Sixty-two-year old Khatami, who came to power in a 1997 landslide election on a wave of optimism among millions of Iranians and across the world, is bowing out of politics quietly with little fanfare and few thanks for his efforts. Picture taken August 24, 2003. TO MATCH FEATURE IRAN-ELECTION-KHATAMI REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi CJF/TZ