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Life in the metropolis. The home of IFP News, Tehran is a city as big as New York, with all the energy and buzz, as well as the social and cultural issues, of a major capital. Simply put, life here is fast and fascinating – find out more in this section.

Pollution-Hit Tehran Embraces New Bike-Sharing Start-up

A bike-sharing start-up was officially launched in the Iranian capital Tehran on Tuesday, in a move that city officials hope would help ease problems in the densely-populated, highly polluted city.

Exhibition of Lovely Flowers Underway in Iran’s Karaj

The 6th edition of Karaj Flower Fair is showcasing 300,000 flowers from 100 species in the flower garden of the city’s Chamran Park, 35 kilometres west of Tehran.

Park in Tehran Decorated with Statues Made of Disposable Materials

A park in southern Tehran showcases statues made of disposable materials in order to raise public awareness about the environment and the need for recycling the waste.

Playing with Water, Best Way to Beat Summer Heat in Iran

In the furnace-like temperatures of summer in Iran, a good way to beat the heat is to play in water parks and near the fountains.

Arab Pilgrims Exchanging Currencies in Iranian Streets

The three-month closure of currency exchange offices in the holy city of Qom in central Iran has prompted many ordinary people and even foreign pilgrims to turn to the city’s streets to exchange their money and even earn a livelihood.

World’s Largest Mosaic Carpet Catching Eyes in Iran’s Tabriz

The world's largest and most beautiful mosaic carpet has turned into a major tourist attraction in the Iranian city of Tabriz, the tourism capital of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in 2018.

Tehran’s Cafes, Movie Theatres Favourite Hangouts for Football Fans

Cafes and movie theatres in Tehran and many other parts of Iran have turned into popular hangouts for Iranian boys and girls who sit together to watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 matches these days.

Tehran’s Milad Tower Hosting Ramadan Festival

A festival called “The City of God” is underway in Tehran’s Milad Tower Cultural Complex during the holy month of Ramadan.

Downtism Café; Cosy Hangout Run by Autistic, Down Syndrome Staff

A café was recently opened at a shopping centre near Vanak square in northern Tehran with staff suffering from autism and Down Syndrome.

Afshani Elected as New Mayor of Tehran

Tehran’s City Council on Sunday unanimously elected the reformist politician Mohammad-Ali Afshani as the new mayor of the Iranian capital, after the previous mayor resigned over his health problems.

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