This year the Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on the same Sunday when Roman Catholics and Protestants mark the holy festival.

Here are Tasnim’s photos of Christians celebrating Easter at Saint Gregory the Illuminator (Surp Grigor Lusavoritch) Church in the Iranian capital:

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Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.