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Photos: Sea Of Porters in Kurdestan, Iran

03/22/11 Photos by Abdolrahman Hasani, Mehr News Agency

Due to closure of the Iran's borders with Iran and establishment of temporary bazaars in the border areas of Iran's Kurdestan province, some of the residents in the border towns now earn their livings by carrying cargo on their back through the difficult terrains in the mountainous region.

Kurdestan is one of the thirty provinces of Iran, not to be confused with the greater geographical area of Iranian Kurdistan. It is located in the west of Iran and bound by Iraq on the west, the province of west Azerbaijan to its north, Zanjan to the northeast and Kermanshah to the south. The capital of Kurdestan Province is the city of Sanandaj. Other counties with their major cities are Marivan, Baneh, Saqqez,Sarvabaad, Qorveh, Bijar, Kamyaran and Diwandarreh.

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