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In this paper, we derive an iterative receiver for multiple-input multiple-output orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) systems. As MIMO-OFDM is considered for future cellular systems, the iterative receiver is investigated when the co-channel interference (CCI) exists. It is assumed that the CCI's are also OFDM signals. Since a joint detection of the desired signal and CCI is difficult, we only detect the desired signal, while the CCI is assumed to be a (colored) noise. This approach can avoid the channel estimation and detection of the CCI and keep the complexity of the receiver low. The proposed iterative receiver estimates the channel impulse response of the desired signal and the covariance matrix of the CCI for the detection based on a generalized expectation- maximization (GEM) algorithm. Through GEM iterations, we can observe the performance is improved.