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Ceremonial Pomegranate celebrations
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Ceremonial Pomegranate celebrations

This is “Huraman” and “Paveh”, the most beautiful cities in western Iran. Paveh is famous for its pomegranates. From ancient times, people here have celebrated the pomegranate feast in mid-autumn - the season for picking pomegranates. This year, like every other year, the celebrations began on 27 October and continued in every village in Paveh where the fruit is grown. The fete will go on until 3 November for one week.  

Meet ten Iranian wild cat species
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Meet ten Iranian wild cat species

Ten feline species have lived in the nature of Iran, two of which are now extinct – the lion and the tiger. As reported by Shargh newspaper, of the eight remaining species, the largest is the Iranian leopard and the smallest is the sand cat or Felis margarita. Due to a lack of prey, over-hunting, poisoning, and habitat degradation, most Iranian cats are now endangered or on the verge of extinction.  

Naghsh-e Rajab set in stone
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Naghsh-e Rajab set in stone

Naghsh-e Rajab is one of the most beautiful ancient rock carvings in Iran which is within reach of Persepolis 3kms away in Shiraz. Once you are there, you will see the massive carvings to the right of the Shahi Road, a main road built here 25 centuries ago to connect Susa in Persia to Sardis in Lydia.  

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