Iran poll critics shun ceremony
Senior Iranian political figures appear to have snubbed the formal endorsement of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Influential former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was among those not at Monday's ceremony, state TV said.
Another former president, Mohammad Khatami, was also absent, as were defeated election candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi.
Mr Ahmadinejad won a June election but allegations of fraud sparked protests.
Wow, even the elitist are unsure what is going to happen next and distancing themselfs away from the present administration. wise i would say. The oposition will not endorse the ex-terrorist nor rub shoulders with the Supreme leader of whom seemingly could lose his supremeness.