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Photos: The Bald Heroes!

Photos by Bahman Shahbazi, Tasnim News Agency

When Iranian schoolteacher Ali Mohammadian noticed that one of his students was being bullied after going bald as a result of a mysterious illness, he decided to show solidarity and shave his own hair. In no time, his entire class shaved their heads and the bullying stopped.

Mahan Rahimi went bald as a result of a mysterious illness which doctors believe is related to complications in his immune system

Now, Mohammadian, who teaches at Sheikh Shaltoot's elementary school in Marivan, a Kurdish city in the west of Iran, has become a national hero. President Hassan Rouhani has praised him, the government has offered financial support for the pupil's medical treatment and his story has reached the four corners of his country.

Read the full article by Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Guardian:
Hairless hero: Iranian teacher shaves head in solidarity with bullied pupil

Iranian schoolteacher Ali Mohammadian


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