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Iran’s Supreme Leader Joins Instagram


Guess who one of the newest members on Instagram is? Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran. His new account has the handle @khamenei_ir, the same as his surprisingly active Twitter account.

So far, the supreme ruler’s account boasts 6 photographs and nearly 1,000 followers. The images have had retro photos applied to them, but none of them were shot by Khamenei himself (the account is presumably run by a member of his staff).

Comments left in response to his first posted photo range from friendly blessings to death wishes:

Given that Apple obediently refuses to export its products to that Iran, we can assume that Khamenei is one person who was happy about Instagram’s expansion into Android back in April.

You can check out the account and photographs here.

(via HuffPo)