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This Happened — June 13: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Elected Iranian President

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner of the Iranian presidential election on this day in 2009.

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What were the circumstances surrounding the 2009 Iranian presidential election?

The 2009 Iranian presidential election was marked by controversy and widespread protests. Many Iranians believed that the election results were fraudulent and that the process was rigged in favor of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This led to mass demonstrations and unrest throughout the country.

How did Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 's victory in the 2009 election affect Iran? 

Ahmadinejad's victory in the 2009 election led to a significant political crisis in Iran. The disputed election results and subsequent protests exposed deep divisions within the country and strained the legitimacy of the government. The government responded with a crackdown on protesters, leading to arrests, violence, and human rights concerns.

Did Mahmoud Ahmadinejad serve a full second term as president?

While Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner of the 2009 presidential election and initially served a full second term, his presidency faced challenges and controversies. Over time, he faced criticism from various political factions and experienced a decline in popularity. Ahmadinejad's presidency concluded in 2013 when Hassan Rouhani succeeded him as the President of Iran.

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Netflix And Chills: “Dear Child” Has A German Formula That May Explain Its Success

The Germany-made thriller has made it to the “top 10” list of the streaming platform in more than 90 countries by breaking away from conventional tropes and mixing in German narrative techniques.

Screengrab from Netflix's Dear Child, showing two children, a boy and a girl, hugging a blonde woman.

An investigator reopens a 13-year-old missing persons case when a woman and a child escape from their abductor's captivity.

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Marie-Luise Goldmann


BERLIN — If you were looking for proof that Germany is actually capable of producing high-quality series and movies, just take a look at Netflix. Last year, the streaming giant distributed the epic anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front, which won four Academy Awards, while series like Dark and Kleo have received considerable attention abroad.

And now the latest example of the success of German content is Netflix’s new crime series Dear Child, (Liebes Kind), which started streaming on Sep. 7. Within 10 days, the six-part series had garnered some 25 million views.

The series has now reached first place among non-English-language series on Netflix. In more than 90 countries, the psychological thriller has made it to the Netflix top 10 list — even beating the hit manga series One Piece last week.

How did it manage such a feat? What did Dear Child do that other productions didn't?

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