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2/22/07

Amazing Iran: Portraits

By Iason Athanasiadis (www.iason.ws)

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...

 


An old man in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran


A rare blue-eyed Turkmen horse close to Gonbad-e Qavvus
 


Iran.December 221: A man and his weight-scale in Hamedan’s central square


A little child affected by the Sirjan earthquake peeks out of the emergency
tents offered to the victims by the Red Crescent


A woman looks at a photo exhibition in Tehran’s Khane Hunarmandan
 


At Tabriz’s central bazaar, portraits of Imam Ali rub shoulders with more
earthly pleasures.
 


Two Kurdish women wait for their darvish husbands outside a khaneqah
close to Kermanshah, western Iran
 


A man smokes a cigarette at the Kermanshah bazaar, western Iran
 

The inheritor of an aristocratic house in Marivan


Two Kurds, victims of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapns bombardments, 
at a conference in Marivan, western Iran
 


A Kurdish darvish makes a point to his friends during a break in the zikr
 


A group of asheqs perform in a private house in Tabriz

Worshippers led by Father Methodios celebrate Easter at Tehran’s
Greek Orthodox Church


Female members of Tehran’s orchestra practice ahead of a tour of
Germany in the summer of 2005
 


A Shah-era memento: A vintage Cadillac
parked in front of a Russian-built house
in Rasht, on the Caspian Sea
 


A supporter of reformist candidate Mustafa Moein at his rally in May 2005
 


The third generation: Two young men at a reformist political rally sport
an Iranian flag and a Metallica T-shirt
 


An Iranian woman in a village outside Yazd
 
 
Related Articles:
Amazing Iran: ASHURA '07 - by Iason Athanasiadis
Amazing Iran - by Iason Athanasiadis
 

 

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