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The whitest town of Iran (photos)
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The whitest town of Iran (photos)

The women of Varzaneh have earned their city the name the whitest town of Iran for wearing an unusual long white veil from head to toe. Apart from having easy access to cotton, this also helps them to counter the extreme summer heat of the desert. These are a couple of reasons why wearing a white ‘chador’ has become a tradition in this town.

Traditional Wrestling (photos)
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Traditional Wrestling (photos)

‘Bachukheh’ is a traditional wrestling sport with its own championship games. The 10th Bachukheh Wrestling Competitions have just taken place in Arkan village near Bojnurd, northeastern Iran. This is one of the most important local wrestling matches in Iran with Greater Khorasan as its birthplace.