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Questions over which monkey Iran sent into space
Facebook users mock move, saying monkey had mole removed by a doctor in space
- This combination of two photos obtained from the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, shows, left, an Iranian technician holding a monkey that Iran claims rode an Iranian rocket into space, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, and right, an undated image of an Iranian technician holding a monkey which had been prepared to ride an Iranian rocket into space, in an undisclosed location in Iran. One of two official packages of photos of Iran's famed simian space traveler released to media depicted the wrong monkey - with a distinctive mole over its right eye but a senior Iranian space official confirmed Saturday that a primate really did fly into space and returned safely to Earth.