publication date: Friday, December 4, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Activism

clue: Her death gave the opposition a voice.

explanation: Agha-Soltan was shot during violent protests after the Iranian election in June 2009, the footage of her death inspiring further public outcry. "Neda" means "voice" in Persian, and subsequently she has been called the "voice of Iran." more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Tony Peters, Ryan Dunn, and Jesse King

2009 Year in Review This goo was part of 2009 Year in Review. These ordinary people became overnight celebrities, inspiring the headlines that made 2009 memorable.



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