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  • Airline grants 8-year-old boy’s wish 2017-03-12 14:16

    Airline grants 8-year-old boy’s wish

    Amir Hossein Taheri, an eight-year-old boy with mobility hardships has always dreamed of becoming a pilot. His wish was granted by a domestic airline and finally his dream of becoming a pilot came true. Tasnim/ Hossein Tahavori

  • Tehran cultural plaza 2017-03-11 20:48

    Cultural plaza opens in central Tehran

    A plaza stretching over 42,000 square meters with seven basement floors was inaugurated underneath Valiasr Square, central Tehran on Friday. The plaza aims to host cultural events, exhibitions and book fairs all year round. MQ/MG

  • کارگاه قالیشویی 2017-03-09 08:07

    Carpet washing heralds Noruz

    Iranian people usually welcome Noruz, the New Year starting on March 21, by spring cleaning including washing carpets and cleaning houses thoroughly. The photo belongs to a rug washing service in Hamedan province which is pretty busy these days as Noruz is approaching. Mehrnews/ Iman Hamikhah

  • Saba-248 2017-03-08 15:24

    Saba-248 national helicopter unveiled

    Tehran - The Saba-248 national helicopter unveiled in a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Vice President for Scientific and Technological Affairs Sourena Sattari in Tehran on March 7, 2017. Irna/HO

  • Spring cleaning, a fresh welcome to Noruz 2017-03-05 20:16

    Spring cleaning, a fresh welcome to Noruz

    A rural woman in northern Mazandaran Province hits a rug using a stick to remove dust from it as Noruz, the Iranian New Year, starting on March 21, is approaching.

  • Ice climbing school in Meygoon 2017-03-04 13:43

    Ice climbing school in Meygoon

    Ice climbing school has been opened in Meygoon in north of Tehran, Iran. Ice climbing is the activity of ascending inclined ice formations. Usually, ice climbing refers to roped and protected climbing of features such as icefalls, frozen waterfalls, and cliffs and rock slabs covered with ice refrozen from flows of water. For the purposes of climbing, ice can be broadly divided into two spheres, alpine ice and water ice. Mizan/ Mohammad Khademosheikh

  • مهمانان عید 2017-03-03 13:47

    Goldfish buyers herald Norouz

    TEHRAN - With Norouz - the Iranian New Year starting on March 21 - approaching, people buy goldfish which adorns haft-seen table, an arrangement of seven symbolic items all starting with the letter S in the Persian alphabet. According to the tradition, a goldfish in a bowl represents life. Mehrnews/ Mohammad Moheimany

  • A man carries bundles of newly dyed threads at a traditional workshop in the northwestern city of Zanjan, February 23, 2017. 2017-02-28 02:03

    Zanjan, a heaven for Persian rugs and relevant businesses

    A man carries bundles of newly dyed threads at a traditional workshop in the northwestern city of Zanjan, February 23, 2017.

  • Migrating birds flocking to southern Iran 2017-02-27 14:50

    Migrating birds flocking to southern Iran

    Various animals namely flamingos, herons, ducks, cranes, and pelicans have migrated to a wetland located in Fars province, southern Iran, for mating and breeding. Tasnim/ Erfan Samanfar

  • The Salesman screened at London’s Trafalgar 2017-02-26 20:57

    The Salesman screened at London’s Trafalgar

    On Sunday, February 26, 2017, people gather in Trafalgar Square in London to watch Iran’s Oscar-nominated drama “The Salesman”. Tehran Times/ S.Malek

  • Ice Men Festival 2017-02-26 16:15

    Ice Men Festival

    Men pose for a photo while standing in the icy waters of Khiav-Chai, a river that runs amidst the northwestern city of Meshkinshahr, Ardebil Province, on February 24, 2017. The traditional winter entertainment titled “Ice Men Festival” was held under the auspices of Iran Sport for All Federation. Irna/ Reza Zare

  • Samanoo festival celebrated in northeastern Iran 2017-02-25 14:13

    Samanoo festival celebrated in northeastern Iran

    Samanoo festival, a joyous occasion where people cook Samanoo - a traditional Iranian sweet paste made entirely from mashed germinated wheat - was celebrated in Daraq, North Khorasan Province, on Thursday. Some 60 participants took part in the cooking festival. Irna/ Vahdi khademi MQ/MG

  • Plasco shopkeepers relocated 2017-02-24 17:31

    Plasco shopkeepers relocated

    Hundreds of shopkeepers who lost their businesses during a massive blaze in a shopping center in downtown Tehran have been relocated as an immediate solution to help them resume activities. The mission to put out the fire that engulfed the iconic Plasco building in central Tehran in January ended in the sudden collapse of the high-rise structure and the deaths of more than 20 firefighters. The towering inferno of death and destruction shocked and saddened Iranians around the world. Tehran Times/ Majid Haghdoust

  • Iran Air's second new Airbus plane spotted in France 2017-02-21 20:09

    Iran Air's second new Airbus plane spotted in France

    Iran Air’s second new Airbus plane has been spotted at a runway in Toulouse, France, on February 17. Airbus A330-243 sports the Iranian airliner’s updated livery.

  • Air relief to flood stricken areas in Fars 2017-02-21 15:17

    Air relief to flood stricken areas in Fars

    TEHRAN — Flood stricken areas in southern province of Fars are being provided with air relief. Torrential rain and Heavy flood has stricken the southern province of Fars since Friday, causing widespread devastation and massive damages to the villages, cities, roads and infrastructure. The flood caused considerable destruction to 20 villages, destroyed some 1,000 houses in the city of Jahrom alone, and resulted in emergency evacuation of five villages. Mizan/ Mohammad Hadi Khosrawi

  • Volunteer military forces carrying out development projects 2017-02-20 15:11

    Volunteer military forces carrying out development projects

    A soldier examines tomato plants at a greenhouse near Zabol, Sistan-Baluchestan Province on February 18, 2017. A cluster of volunteer forces dispatched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is implementing development and construction projects across the underprivileged regions in the southeastern province. Tasnim/ Hossein Zohrevand

  • Three new ATR planes purchased by Iran Air 2017-02-19 22:08

    Three new ATR planes purchased by Iran Air

    Three new ATR 72-600s passenger planes bought by Iran Air are now in Toulouse, France. The photo is taken on 13 Feb. 2017.

  • Mannai-era objects on show 2017-02-18 20:48

    Mannai-era objects on show

    Potteries dating back to prehistoric Mannai civilization are seen at a museum in the city of Sanandaj, western Iran, on February 18, 2017.

  • Clergymen participate in military drill near Qom 2017-02-17 21:13

    Clergymen participate in military drill near Qom

    TEHRAN – A cleric fires a warhead by a rocket-propelled grenade at a three-day local drill near Qom, 139 kilometers southwest of Tehran. Attended exclusively by clergymen, the drill got underway on Friday, aiming to increase combat preparation of the religious preachers. Hundreds of junior and senior clerics are participating in the drill. Isna/ Ahamd Zohrabi

  • Red deer refuge 2017-02-13 17:05

    Red deer refuge

    Red deer refuge in Fandoqlou forest, northwestern province of Ardebil, was set up in 2009 on eight hectares of land area. Since the center has come into operation the number of the red deer jumped almost three folds to 26. IRIB/Muosa Taqavi-Namin

  • Jamshid Bairami 2017-02-12 18:52

    Picture of the day

    An art aficionado visits an exhibition of photos by Jamshid Bairami at Tehran’s Shirin Gallery on February 10, 2017. The exhibition titled “Be My Mirror” will continue until February 22 at the gallery located at No. 5, 13th St., Karim Khan Ave. (Honaronline/Gatha Ziatabari)

  • Ardeshir Rostami 2017-02-11 18:58

    Picture of the day

    Ardeshir Rostami poses at an exhibition of his paintings and illustrations at Tehran’s Khak Gallery on February 10, 2017. The exhibition titled “Meeting” runs until February 17 at the gallery located at 1 Jila Alley, Basiri St. in the Qolhak neighborhood. (Honaronline/Sharareh Samei)

  •  performance art 2017-02-10 19:27

    Picture of the day

    An unidentified artist does a performance art during the 9th Fajr International Festival of Visual Arts at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art on February 9, 2017. The festival runs until February 18. (Honaronline/Sharareh Samei)

  • Ramezanali Hesarkushki 2017-02-09 20:20

    Picture of the Day

    Ramezanali Hesarkushki, 45, is an auto body technician from Neyshabur, northeastern Khorasan Razavi province. Besides, he is an artist who is able to fashion beautiful scrap metal sculptures. His works of art are installed in Neyshabur and its neighboring cities. Mizan/Mehdi Golestani

  • Revolutionary graffiti on the walls 2017-02-08 21:36

    Revolutionary graffiti on the walls

    The shots are what’s remaining from the graffiti sprayed on the walls during 1978-79 before the Islamic Revolution. At that time people used to voice their objection to the Pahlavi dynasty by spraying graffiti including political writing or pictures of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, and other key figures of the revolution. Ana/Abolfazl Mahrokh

  • Non-Muslim women in solidarity with Muslims on World Hijab Day 2017-02-08 14:32

    Non-Muslim women in solidarity with Muslims on World Hijab Day

    TEHRAN - Women of all faiths around the world wore hijab in solidarity with Muslim women on World Hijab Day, Feb. 1, 2017.

  • A group traverse the mega dunes on the eastern flank of the Lut Desert in Iran. (Photo credit: Jerome Poulin/Secret Compass) 2017-02-07 09:25

    Traversing giant dunes in Lut Desert: A wild, remote adventure in Iran

    Iran’s Lut Desert with its giant dunes, shifting sands, salt plains and wind-hewn kaluts provides an epic journey of breathtaking beauty and wilderness, as seen in these images from a 15-day trek with Secret Compass.

  • Hashilan wetland 2017-02-05 20:32

    Hashilan wetland

    Hashilan wetland, stretched over some 450 hectares, is a beautiful tourist attraction in the western province of Kermanshah. It is comprising of small and big islands with areas ranging from 100 square meters to one hectare. The wetland which is a protected area as well is home to wintering birds and other animals native to the region. Tasnim/ Farzad Menati

  • Intl. tour guides visit Persepolis 2017-02-04 21:32

    Intl. tour guides visit Persepolis

    International tour guides along with their Iranian fellows pose for a photo during a visit to the magnificent ruins of Persepolis in southern Iran on February 2, 2017.

  • Behnush Bakhtiari 2017-02-03 19:26

    Picture of the day

    Actress Behnush Bakhtiari arrives on the red carpet for Morteza-Ali Abbas-Mirzai’s debut film “Isolation” during the 35th Fajr Film Festival at Tehran’s Milad Tower on February 2, 2017. (Honaronline/Alireza Farahani)