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French Miniaturists in Iran: Paradis Persans
Sunday, May 25, 2014

A collection of Persian miniatures by French artists has been displayed in an exhibition, at the National Art Museum of Iran on May 20.

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27th International Book Fair in Tehran
Thursday, May 8, 2014

The major Iranian book event, the 27th Tehran International Book Fair, kicked off in the Iranian capital of Tehran last week.

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Simple Reflections of Iranian Life: Part 2
Thursday, May 1, 2014

In Gilan, northern Iran, the month of April is the month for transplanting rice. There is a lot of labor involved from planting to harvesting rice. The transplanting is mostly done by women and girls who work in the fields about 11 hours a day.

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My Top 10 Food Surprises in Iran
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Arva Ahmed
The more I have tasted the melting meats, fragrant pilafs, slow-simmered stews and sweet-savoury expanse of flavours expertly navigated by authentic Iranian restaurants in Dubai, the more I have longed to visit. I finally embarked on my first small journey to Iran last week (thanks to Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for the US-based Washington Post). One would hope that this 8-day trip would have quenched my burning thirst to learn more about the cuisine – but far from it. My visit has only fired up new questions, new desires and an even greater hunger to learn, one that will take many more trips to sate.

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Shekarestan: Sweet Iranian Animation
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shekarestan is an Iranian animation presenting Persian proverbs and folk tales; it has won prizes in many international festivals.

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Simple Reflections of Iranian Life: Part 1
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mahnaz Mirzaei was born in 1980 in the town of Zarand in Kerman province of Iran. She received a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from Kerman's Shahid Bahonar University. Mirzaei who is interested in tough or in her words "manly" jobs, chose to work at a coal mine.

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Nasir al-Mulk 'Pink Mosque' Of Iran Is Like Stepping Into A Kaleidoscope
Monday, April 7, 2014

Yasmine Hafiz
From the outside, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, seems like a fairly traditional house of worship -- but it's hiding a gorgeously colorful secret.

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Gorgeous Photos That Show Why Iran Is A New Tourist Hotspot
Monday, April 7, 2014

Jennifer Polland
Iran is becoming a tourist hotspot this year, with tour operators reporting significant increases in tourists booking trips to the Middle Eastern country.

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Nowruz: A Ritual for Praising God for His Blessings
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bahram Amirahmadian
Nowruz is an ancient ritual with a rich history expanded through a vast zone from western China to Turkey, Indian subcontinent and Afghanistan to Iraq, the zone surrounding Iran as a center of the Iranian civilization. This festival is celebrated every year in all of the counties in the district.

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Fajr International Music Festival 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
The 29th edition of Iran's most prestigious music show and competition, Fajr International Music Festival, has started its programs in the capital city of Tehran.

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