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Iranian public outrage forces 'correction' of kindergarten directive

Amid widespread public outrage, Iranian authorities had to revise an official order that sought to ban religious minorities from teaching at government-run kindergartens.

Students line up to get their food at Pishtaz School in Tehran, Iran, Oct. 15, 2011.REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

Images of a controversial administrative order went viral across Iranian social media in recent days, enraging large sections of the country's religious minorities. The internal document, a letter, announced new regulations at kindergartens operated by Iran's Rehabilitation Organization.

"Recruitment of religious minority members for any

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