Photos by Maryam Royaee, ISNA
World Children's Day is celebrated annually in Iran on October 8. Following photos by Maryam Royaee show the festivities in the provincial city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran.
Mashhad is one of the
largest cities in Iran and one of the holiest cities in the Shia world.
It is located 850 kilometres (530 mi) east of Tehran, at the center of
Razavi Khorasan Province close to the borders of Afghanistan and
Turkmenistan. Its population was 2,427,316 at the 2006 population
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