At a time when talk of a military strike against Iran looms ever larger, it's often easy to lose sight of the fact that Iran is one of the most visually stunning countries in the world....
Having just returned from a memorable one-week trip around Iran, during the Ashura festival, I wanted to send all of you on this list a few samples of this country and temporarily lighten the political fare that I'm usually serving up...
Worry-beads and rings decorate the hands
of one of the actors participating in a
procession to commemorate Ashura in
over the blood of a just-sacrificed sheep during an Ashura
procession in Khorramabad, western
Amazing Iran - by Iason AthanasiadisIason Athanasiadis photos at Tehran's Artists Forum - report by Syma Sayyah
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