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260 Minutes Opportunity for Iran's Tourism in World Cup 2006

Each country is granted 260 minutes to introduce its tourism attractions at a cultural exhibition in Berlin during Soccer World Cup 2006.

Tehran, 9 January 2006 (CHN) -- A cultural exhibition in a 500 square meter area will be established in cultural hall of Berlin, Germany, during Soccer World Cup 2006 to introduce and display the cultural and historical attractions of the participant countries.150 TV channels from different countries worldwide will cover the events of this exhibition.

In this cultural event, each country has a four hour and 20 minute opportunity to introduce itself and its tourism attractions in the exhibition.

"Ten working committees have been appointed by Iran's Football Federation to prepare for the exhibition, the most important of which are the cultural, music, movies and art committees," said Gholam Hossein Zamanabadi, spokesman of Iran's Football Federation.

Iran's programs in this exhibition will include screening movies, slide shows, performing music, and displaying of pictures that relate to the country's sport, culture and historical sites.

According to Zamanabadi, a movie entitled "Arash Kamangir" and his famous dart shooting will be screened during the exhibition. In addition, two types of music will be played which are epic symphonic music, and pop music.

Iranian special dishes will be served in Berlin cultural hall during the event. Moreover, some handicrafts including small rugs in the forms of hats, umbrellas, and headbands with the designs of Iranian symbols such as the Azadi Tower and Persepolis will be presented to the visitors as gifts.

Iranian Football Federation has determined the framework of Iran's presence in this exhibition. However, the details will be announced later in February after the number of travelers to Berlin during the world cup games is determined.

According to Zamanabadi, in addition to this exhibition in Berlin cultural hall, some exhibitions of Iranian cultural potentials will also be held close to the campus of Iranian national soccer team and in the cities in which the Iranian team will be playing.

The Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization of Iran, sport tour agencies, and Iran's Cultural and Islamic Communication Organization will cooperate with Iran's Football Federation in holding these exhibitions during the games in Germany.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup will open in June 9, 2006 in Munich, Germany with the attendance of 36 countries in this international tournament.

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