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Photos: The Valley of Poppies

Photos by Mojtaba Heydari, Mehr News Agency

Valley of Poppies is located at the foot of Mount Damavand in northern Iran. During spring and summer seasons, this valley is covered with poppy flowers creating magnificent scenery for the visitors to enjoy.

Mount Damavand, a potentially active volcano and the highest peak in Iran, has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore. Located in the middle Alborz Range, Damavand is the highest point in the Middle East and the highest volcano in all of Asia. It is a potentially active volcano since there are fumaroles near the summit crater emitting sulfur, which were known to be active on July 6, 2007. The mountain is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, in Amol county, Mazandaran, 41 miles northeast of Tehran.

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