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Iran’s Ferdowsi, poet of Book of Kings, commemorated in Tous

Abolqassem Ferdowsi, the late tenth-century Persian poet who composed the great epic The Book of Kings, or Shahnameh, has been commemorated during an event at his tomb in the historical city of Tous, in northeastern Iran.

Sunday, May 14, was National Persian Language Day in Iran, and no one is believed to have contributed more to the language than Ferdowsi, whose Book of Kings is written in verse using exclusively Persian words.

Here is a selection of images showing enthusiasts and officials during the event at his tomb on National Persian Language Day.

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