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    An Iranian website reported that the controversial leader of Iran was traveling in a car to deliver a political speech at a stadium in the city of Urima when a pedestrian hurled a shoe and a hat at the president.

    Call it the shoe hurled 'round the world.

    Though it's been nearly four months since an Iraqi reporter threw his shoes at President Bush during a press conference, the shoe hurl is apparently still in vogue -- and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to be the latest victim of the footwear faux pas.

    An Iranian website reported that the controversial leader of Iran was traveling in a car to deliver a political speech at a stadium in the city of Urima when a pedestrian hurled a shoe and a hat at the president.

    The items were thrown before the convoy sped away from the scene, Haaretz.comreported.

    Riots had erupted in the city before the shoe-hurling incident when an elderly pedestrian trying to hand Ahmadinejad a letter was recently harmed, the site reported. 

    An Iraqi television reporter infamously hurled his shoes at President Bush during a press conference last December.