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Today in Ballsy Shoe-Throwing

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the V-sign for victory as he waits for the arrivak of Qatari Minister of State for International Cooperation Khaled bin Mohammed al-Attiyah in Tehran on October 13, 2011.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the V-sign for victory as he waits for the arrivak of Qatari Minister of State for International Cooperation Khaled bin Mohammed al-Attiyah in Tehran on October 13, 2011.

An unemployed Iranian textile worker, identified by local press as Rashid S., threw his shoes at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a ceremony yesterday. The shoes missed their intended target, as hurled shoes often do. It appears that chucking objects at Iranian presidents is just Rashid S.’s shtick: He’s previously been imprisoned for “throwing eggs and tomatoes at former President Mohammad Khatami.”