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Photos: Iran Votes: Tabriz


Source: Mehr News Agency

Following photos show the voters in the city of Tabriz, capital of East Azerbaijan province in northwest Iran, standing in long lines to cast their ballots in the presidential election held on June 12.


Tabriz, the capital city of Iran's East Azerbaijan province, sits at altitude of 1,350 meters above sea level at the junction of the Ghuri Chay and Aji Chay rivers. It has been the second largest city in Iran until the late 1960s and one of its former capitals and residence of the crown prince under the Qajar dynasty. The city has proven extremely influential in the country's recent history. With a population of about 1,600,000 [2007 census], Tabriz is Iran's Fourth largest city.

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