Photos by Abolfazl Maahrokh, ISNA
The following photos by Abolfazl Maahrokh show the harvesting of cotton in the Shams Abad region of central city of Qom in Iran.
|Qom lies 156 kilometers by road southwest of Tehran and is the capital of Qom Province. It has an estimated population of 1,042,309 in 2005. It is situated on the banks of the Qom river. Qom is considered to be a holy city in Shi`a Islam, as it is the site of the shrine of Fatema Massume, sister of Imam Imam Reza (789-816 A.D.). The city is the largest center for Shi'a scholarship in the world, and is a significant destination of pilgrimage.|
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