Friday, April 12, 2024

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People jubilating as snow blankets northwestern city of Ardebil

Heavy snowfall has been occurring in Ardabil, in northwestern Iran, for the past few days, causing disruptions to traffic in the city. The snow in Ardebil has reached a height of over 25 cm, hampering snow removal efforts on roads and internal passages. However, on urban roads, particularly after the winter snowfall, people, especially the youth, engaged in playful activities in the snow.

Iranians call for revenge, during funeral for victims of terror blasts in Kerman

Tens of thousands of people took part in a funeral held in the southeastern Iranian city of Kerman for victims of twin terrorist explosions which struck a rally there on Wednesday January 3.

Two South African white lions housed in Tehran zoo

Two male and female 7-month-old white lions coming to Iran from South Africa have been transferred to the Eram Zoo west of the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Tehran Palestine Square covered with shrouds

In memory of thousands of Palestinian children killed in Gaza by Israel, Palestine Square in downtown Tehran was covered with hundreds of shrouds.

Harvesting world-famous Iranian dates starts in Abadan

As the sizzling hot days of the summer in Iran are drawing to a close, farmers in the southern city of Abadan are preparing to harvest dates in tree farms. Below you can find some of the pictures of the harvesting which starts every year around mid-September.

Arbaeen pilgrims cross Iran-Iraq border at night to dodge scorching heat

As the Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam, is approaching, a massive number of pilgrims from Iran brave the sizzling hot weather to cross the Shalamcheh border to Iraq every day.

Iran women’s U-21 national snooker competitions

Women’s U-21 national snooker ranking tournament kicked off at the Shahid Heydarnia Sports Complex in Iranian capital Tehran, on Sunday, August 20.

Iran’s national drag race held in Tabriz city

Iran’s national 200-meter and 400-meter drag race has been held in the northwestern city of Tabriz. The competitions were held at a racetrack on Friday, August 18, 2023.

Spring vibes in Rasht’s market

Pleasant spring weather makes Rasht’s market a tourist spot in the northern Iranian province of Gilan. While some may think twice before visiting the place, given the rain, many other visitors venture into the site, which has colorful umbrellas to protect from the downpours.

Calm Waters Rowing League

The second stage of the Premier League of Calm Waters rowing was held in 2 divisions of women and men in the lake of Tehran’s Azadi Sports Complex.

Vurf Chaal ritual, in Iran’s Mazandaran

The people of Ab Ask Village on the outskirts of the city of Amol, northern Iran, have an ancient tradition named Vurf Chaal. As per the tradition, they separate pieces of snow in the "Ask Vash" area and carry them about a kilometer and dump them in a pit which is nearly 10 meters deep, thus filling the pit.

National endurance horseback riding races held in Iran’s Khorramabad

National endurance horseback riding races with lengths of 80 and 100 kilometers were held in Khorramabad the provincial capital of Lorestan, western Iran. Over 30 horseback riders from five different provinces and in the two categories of men and women participated in the races.

Below-12 West-Asia tennis matches 

Below-12 West-Asia tennis matches were held in the boys section in the Esteghlal Club tennis courts on Thursday (May 4, 2023), in Tehran.

Spring migration of Fars Province nomadic clans

The spring migration of the nomadic tribes of Iran’s Fars Province has started. The tribes are moving from Kishlak (rural settlements) to Yaylak (summer highland pasture). Fars Province in southern Iran has more than 27,000 mobile nomadic families. There are also eight independent clans that migrate in spring.

Army Day Parade in Tehran

The Army Day Parade was held in Tehran on Tuesday, April 18, in the presence of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and commanders of the armed forces. While the parade of the Army infantry was ongoing, airborne paratroopers passed over the area where the event happened.

Air pollution reaches alarming level in Tehran

Officials say Tehran has had only two clean days over the past nine months

Iranians voicing support for National soccer team

Fans of Iran’s Team Melli cheer and support the country’s soccer squad on the streets of Doha, Qatar, which is hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Rice harvest in Iran’s Lorestan Province despite drop in rainfall

The rice harvest season has started in the western Iranian province of Lorestan despite a drop in precipitation this year.

Sunflowers shining in daylight across Golestan Province farms

Sunflower farms create spectacular scenes across Iran’s northern province of Golestan.

Along Karoun

Karoun is the longest and largest rive in Iran and a large proportion of it flows through the southwestern province of Khouzestan.

Zayandeh Rud: The last reflection

The reflection of water is the reflection of life in Zayandeh Rud in the central Iranian city of Isfahan.

Winter in Kish Island, southern Iran

Photo by Maral Shirinkhan

Iran marks 43rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Motorcyclists of the armed forces and Basij hold a parade to mark the beginning of the festivities commemorating the anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

Plains and mountains of Kermanshah province blanketed by snow

Plains and mountains of Kermanshah province blanketed by snow

Iranian and Afghan children take part in the Kite Runner Festival in Tehran

The event was held to mark the International Kite Day

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