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Panorama's week that was -- 9 - 15 June

Iran has dominated the news since we broadcast our programme Obama and the Ayatollah last Monday.

Jane Corbin's report featured scenes of devotion for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his main opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, and it was no surprise to find that the nation voted in record numbers last Friday.

Ahmadinejad's re-election was announced on Saturday, prompting vast numbers of Mousavi supporters to take to the streets in protest. There were also immediate calls from the three opposition candidates for the election to be annulled and re-run, with claims that millions of ballots had gone missing.

Protests continued on Monday, with several people reported to have been killed, and on Tuesday the Guardian Council - the country's supreme legislative body - announced it will recount votes in areas where results are contested.

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he will back the creation of a Palestinian state - as long as it is completely demilitarised and that it accepts Israel as a Jewish state.

The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen gave his analysis of this landmark development for the BBC News website, in which he explains that pressure from US President Obama, whose view that the only chance of Middle Eastern peace lies with the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, appears to be working.

In February this year, Jeremy Bowen reported for Panorama on the Israeli military offensive that bombarded Gaza for 22 days, killing 1,300 Palestinians.
If you missed Gaza: Out of the Ruins you can watch it on our website.

A report from the London School of Economics has said that granting amnesty to long-term illegal immigrants in the UK could add up to £3bn to the economy, which would raise spending on welfare services and housing.

The report was commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson. He said: "This new report has introduced some long overdue facts, hard evidence and academic rigour into a debate which has far too often been dominated by myth, anecdote and hearsay."

There are about 618,000 people living illegally in the UK of which 442,000 are in London. In Destination UK, Paul Kenyon followed one of the most dangerous illegal immigration routes into Europe, used by thousands of migrants seeking a better life.

A year later, Panorama caught up with some of the migrants he met, to find out if life in Europe had lived up to their expectations.

Paul Kenyon was so moved by what he discovered when he first researched the topic for Panorama's Destination Europe in 2007 that he decided to write a book about the struggle of one African migrant trying to reach Europe. Read about Paul's reasons for writing this very personal story called I am Justice - A Journey ouf of Africa.

The boyfriend of Baby P's mother is to appeal against his convictions for the role he played in the boy's death and the rape of a two-year-old girl.

The 32-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed last month for life with a minimum term of 10 years for the rape. He was also given a 12-year sentence for his role in Baby Peter's death in Haringey, north London, in 2007.
The attorney general has confirmed the sentences, which were reviewed, will not be referred for appeal.

Following the convictions last month, Panorama's ongoing investigation into what happened to the little boy who can now be known as Peter revealed the missed opportunities to save the toddler. Watch Baby P - The Whole Truth?

We also spoke to Peter's grandmother about what she saw in the months leading up to her grandson's death, which is also available on our website.

And you can also watch a video of paramedics telling Panorama about the moment they found Peter, and their attempts to resuscitate him.


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