World Cup finals: What Iranians didn’t get to see


On Sunday night, the final game of the World Cup was broadcast in Iran, but with a few seconds delay. That’s the amount of time censors needed to get rid of images they disapproved of… including the statue of Christ the Redeemer.

Censors working for the country’s public television replaced unwanted images with others. Below are just a few of the shots that they took out. Take a guess why…











The shot of Germany's goalkeeper kissing Chancellor Angela Merkel, however, went uncensored...


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What a stupid country Iran is

What a stupid country Iran is

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