Photos by Masoume Fariborzi, Mehr News Agency
Various ethnic groups or people of different regions of Iran have their own traditional wedding ceremonies. These photos show a festive and colorful local wedding held in the Ahar region in Iran's East Azerbaijan province.
Iran is a diverse country consisting of people of many
religions and ethnic backgrounds cemented by the Persian culture. The main ethnic groups in Iran are Persians, Azeris,
Gilaki and Mazandarani, Kurds, Arabs, Baluchi, Lurs,
Turkmens, Laks, Qashqai, Armenians, Persian Jews, Georgians,
Assyrians, Circassians, Tats, Mandaeans, Gypsies, Brahuis, Hazara, Kazakhs and
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