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Photos: Pomegranate festival in Tehran

Photos by Mohammad-Reza Abassi, Mehr News Agency

Tehran's Eshraq Cultural Center is hosting the forth edition of "pomegranate, the ruby of paradise festival" from Oct. 19 to 28, 2010.

Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing to between five and eight meters tall. The pomegranate is mostly native to the Iranian Plateau and India. It has been cultivated in the Caucasus since ancient times.

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