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Italian show lauds Iranian cartoonists

Three Iranian cartoonists have won prizes at the 40th edition of the international show of humorous graphics, Umoristi a Marostica, which was held recently in Vicenza, northeastern Italy. Iranian cartoonists Rahim Baqqal-Asghari and Nadayoshce Noran along with five other contenders from Italy and the Republic of Azerbaijan shared the second prize, which is presented annually to seven artists.

Bulgaria's Valentin Georgiev won the grand prize.

In addition, Iranian cartoonists Babak Chamangol and Mohammad Amin Aqaii were among the seven winners of the second prize in the comic strip section. Gerrit Huig from the U.S. came first in this category.

A total of 261 artists from 38 countries participated in the contest. The winners will be presented with prizes during a ceremony to be held on May 18.

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