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Polls close in Iran election, voting extended in some stations -state TV

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An Iranian woman casts her vote during the presidential election at a polling station in Tehran, Iran June 18, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

DUBAI, June 18 (Reuters) - Voting in Iran's presidential election has ended, Iran's state TV reported on Friday, adding that in some polling stations the voting had been extended for two hours to allow late-comers to cast ballots.

"Polling stations are obliged to accept ballots as long as there are people at polling stations," the Interior Ministry said in a statement, according to state TV.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Leslie Adler

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