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Iran’s Lut Desert, which has lately been named as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is home to Pleske's ground jay or Persian ground jay as an endemic bird of Iran, an official said.
In a session held on Sunday, July 17, in Istanbul, the World Heritage Committee inscribed Iran’s Lut Desert as the country’s first natural site to be registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The runners participating in the Iranian Silk Road Ultra-Marathon, who have already passed the longest and most difficult stage (known as the Long March) in the hottest spot on Earth, will finally cross the finish line on Sunday, May 7.
The Iranian Silk Road Ultra-Marathon will start on 2 May in the hottest spot on Earth. Some of the world’s fastest marathon runners will be in attendance. It will be held in Kerman Province from May 2-9 with runners from ten different countries.