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Abbas Barzegar in the village of Bazm in Fars Province

A dream success story you don’t wanna miss

How a chance encounter has helped a villager in southern Iran set up a very lucrative business with a still brighter future ahead.
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Haft Seen: a permanent fixture of Iranian New Year

A time-honored tradition associated with Nowruz [which means New Day in Farsi] is preparing Haft Seen.
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Extraction of rosewater gets underway in Iran (PHOTOS)

A photo gallery of ceremonies in central Iran where rosewater is extracted and babies are rolled through rose petals to stay immune to disease.
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2016 New Year Shopping in Tehran (PHOTOS)

Members of the Christian community in Tehran are getting ready for New Year.
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Traditional local ritual in west-central Iran (PHOTOS)

A photo gallery of a traditional ritual in west-central Iran.
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Local dolls narrate joys, sorrows of rural women (PHOTOS)

These dolls are environment friendly and carry rich cultural values.
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Persian Gulf archeological excavations in progress

Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Department in Hormuzgan province is conducting vital archeological excavations in the coastal regions of the Persian Gulf and its hinterlands, said the director general of the department.

Camel Racing in Central Iran’s Khara Desert

The 6th Camel Racing Competition was recently held in the Khara desert, in Iran’s central province of Isfahan. Camels can run at speeds up...

Nowruz Celebration in Western Iranian City of Marivan

Iranian people in the western city of Marivan in Kurdestan province marked the beginning of New Iranian Year by holding Nowruz celebrations in their...
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Kerman holds biggest Zoroastrian Sadeh Festival

The mid-winter festival celebrated 50 days before the Persian New Year marks the approach of spring and displays the defeat of the forces of darkness, frost and cold.

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