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The lake of Iran  (photos)
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The lake of Iran (photos)

Gahar Lake is a tourist attraction in Luristan Province, western Iran, the beauty of which has earned it the nickname “Lake of Iran”. This is a permanent sweet water lake at the heart of the Zagross Mountain Range, on the foothills of Oshtoran Peak. It has become an attraction of Luristan Province and the entire country. Gahar Lake has an area of 85 hectares; it is 1700 meters long, on average 500 meters wide, and 2360 meters above sea level. This beautiful lake is a 35km drive on Doroud town main road.

A 300-year old oil extraction mill  (photos)
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A 300-year old oil extraction mill (photos)

The “Bitaraf” oil extraction mill in Shahreza, capital of Shahreza County, Isfahan Province, Iran, is one of the Qajar era buildings remaining in the city. The oil extraction workshop, or Assarkhaneh as it is called in Persian, is a two-storey building where the foundations are made mostly of limestone and rocks, and the walls are constructed mainly with clay bricks. The city of Isfahan has 17 oil extraction plants of which 13 were sadly demolished in the past century. Among the four remaining ones, the oldest is the mill in the Jewish district of the city which remains intact.  

The artist who overcame Down’s syndrome  (photos)
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The artist who overcame Down’s syndrome (photos)

Sayena was born in 2003 with Down’s syndrome. Treatments began when she was diagnosed at four months old. With the relentless efforts of her mother, she is now enrolled in an ordinary school alongside other students in ninth grade and intends to study art and painting. The hard work and support of Sayena’s mum in taking her to music and art classes has meant that she is skilled in painting and playing the piano.    

The avant-garde mosque of Tehran  (photos)
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The avant-garde mosque of Tehran (photos)

The avant-garde mosque of Iran’s capital is stirring controversy these days for its distinct architecture; while its critics identify it with the manifestations of the Jewish religion, its architects give voice to its resemblance to the simplicity of the advent of Islam. Valiasr Mosque has been built next to the City theater in Tehran without a dome or minarets. It has been equipped with a library and amphitheater. Its designers are Reza Daneshmir and his spouse Catherine Spiridonoff.

The Louvre in Tehran (photos)
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The Louvre in Tehran (photos)

The Louvre in Tehran exhibition was officially inaugurated today, 5 March 2018, by the French Foreign Minister who is on a visit to Iran. Fifty-five masterpieces have been brought over to Tehran, selected from the different departments of the Louvre Museum in Paris.    

A thrilling suspension bridge in Iran (photos)
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A thrilling suspension bridge in Iran (photos)

Pir Taghi Suspension Bridge is one of the numerous tourist attractions of Ardabil Province, northwestern Iran, located in the deep and beautiful valleys of Hashjin in Khalkhal County. The suspension bridge is 70 meters long, 60 meters high and one meter wide; it has been built over the confluence of Givi Chai and Qizil Üzan rivers.  

Village of dolls  (photos)
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Village of dolls (photos)

The art of doll making transfers the rich culture of countries around the world, and the dolls of the village of Tajmir bear the signs of the rich culture of Sarbisheh in Nehbandan region. During the making of dolls, the valuable native treasure trove of lullabies, poems, and memories of village life led by the nomads is also revealed. Dolls are not made solely for playing, but they create a small version of the local community culture; as dolls also introduce clothes, ornaments, stories and other native customs.  

86th Tehran Derby (photos)
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86th Tehran Derby (photos)

The most sensitive football club meeting in Iran took place between the capital’s two most popular teams – Persepolis and Esteghlal. The match took place on 2 March in Tehran. The Esteghlal blues jerseys won the reds 1-0. Giovanni Infantino was the game’s VIP guest.  

A piece of Mars in Iran  (photos)
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A piece of Mars in Iran (photos)

The Miniature, or Martian Mountains, also known as Kalaani among the locals, are a mountain range stretching from Kachu to Gwadar Bay alongside the sea. After a 40km drive from Chabahar in southeastern Iran, going towards Gwadar Bay, the mountains appear on the left hand side of the road. These are known as Miniature or Martian Mountains and are one of the most beautiful, staggering natural landscapes of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, as well as Iran. This unique eye-catching view is one of the most famous attractions of Chabahar. However, it is a lesser visited area due to meagre marketing.

A determined girl with a different job (photos)
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A determined girl with a different job (photos)

Farnaz is a young girl who has chosen a tough, unconventional career. She spends her working days dealing with nails, sledgehammers, mallets, furnaces, and anvils. She is Iran’s only lady farrier and horse whisperer, specializing in equine hoof care. Farnaz Hasehmi is known by many for the unconventional career she has chosen for herself. She is a young girl who owes her success to her daring and perseverance in a vocation that she loves.