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Speculation grows over health of Iran's supreme leader
Speculation grows over health of Iran's supreme leader

The media office of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, this month sent an unusual text message: For the first time since having prostate surgery in September, Khamenei had resumed his weekly hikes in the hills of Tehran. Attached was a photo of him dressed in a robe and making his way up a rocky slope. The message from the media office, which normally sends information about Khamenei's speeches or books he has read, followed frequent photos posted on his official Twitter account showing him receiving visitors in a hospital. The news alerts that deal with Khamenei's health and show a more informal side of him come amid rampant — though secretive...

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