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The mechanic that became the artist   (photos)
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The mechanic that became the artist (photos)

A talented artist from Maragheh, East Azerbaijan Province, who used to be the city mechanic, has now moved into sculpting the most beautiful junk art. Bahram Ashofteh lives in E Azerbaijan, northeastern Iran. He collects unsightly car parts from the junkyard and crafts them into amazing statues of animals designed by himself. He used to earn a living by repairing cars.

National Army Day Parade  (photos)
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National Army Day Parade (photos)

The National Army Day Parade in Iran took place in the capital, adjoining Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum, on Wednesday morning in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, and top army and police official, and a group of military attachés from overseas.  

The bloodletting season  (photos)
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The bloodletting season (photos)

The beginning of spring prompts certain Iranians to take to venesection the traditional medicine way. They believe that in the mild weather during this season the body begins to move and dispose of the waste accumulated during winter and bloodletting can help the process and prevent diseases.  

Seimareh Strait  (photos)
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Seimareh Strait (photos)

Seimareh area in Ilam Province is one of the most important tourist attractions in spring. Seimareh River is 417 kms long and has a 0.3% degree slope, formed by the confluence of the Ghareh Soo and Gamasyab rivers, and its main branches are Chardavol and Shirvan. The width of the river at the site of the strait is 50 to 60 meters, the slope at the bottom of the valley is 10 to 15 degrees, and 45 to 50 degrees at the top of the valley. The ratio of width to height of the valley is 1 to 4.