IRAN-VOTE-PARLIAMENT

Iranian reformist MP Elaheh kulaei, who was disqualified by the Guardian Council for the upcoming legislative elections, takes notes at parliament after a regular session in Tehran 13 January 2004. Iran's reformists raised the stakes in their bitter stand-off with powerful conservatives, with some top cabinet officials threatening resignation unless their rivals backed down on a move to bar reformers from next month's elections. AFP PHOTO/Behrouz MEHRI COPYRIGHT SCANPIX SWEDEN Code: 444