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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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)

  • Khonya 2017-02-01 18:54

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    Vocalist Pari Maleki (C), the bandleader of Khonya, performs a concert at Tehran’s Rudaki Hall on January 31, 2017. (Honaronline/Bahareh Asadi)

  • French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault pays a visit to the historical grand bazaar in downtown Tehran on February 1, 2017. 2017-02-01 18:50

    Jean-Marc Ayrault visits bazzar in Tehran

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (C) pays a visit to the historical grand bazaar in downtown Tehran on February 1, 2017. Ayrault arrived in the Iranian capital on Jan. 30 at the head of a 100-strong economic and political delegation.

  • Sadeh Festival 2017-01-30 20:54

    Sadeh: Zoroastrians celebrate ancient winter festival

    TEHRAN - Like every year, nationwide assemblies of Iranian Zoroastrians held the time-honored Sadeh Festival late on Jan. 29. According to a tradition, the followers of Zoroastrian faith celebrate the passing of winter by kindling bonfires.

  • Dust storms choking southwestern Iran 2017-01-29 21:12

    Dust storms choking southwestern Iran

    Sand and dust storms, haunting the southwestern province of Khuzestan, has thrown people’s life out of balance once again for some days now. Some sources have announced that dust particles are 66 times higher than standard levels in the capital city of Ahwaz. On Saturday, air quality index hit 300, or very unhealthful, indicating that general population should avoid vigorous outdoor activity. Photo: Farsnews/ Danial Khodae

  • American couple in Iran 2017-01-28 20:36

    American couple in Iran

    An American couple take pictures at a historical site in Qazivin, central Iran. As tour guides the couple have travelled to Iran to participate in the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) Convention hosted by Iran from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. Tehran Times/ Farhad Safari

  • daffodils 2017-01-27 13:08

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    Hossein Nazari, 45, is a gardener who plants daffodils in the northern city of Jouybar, with 35 years of experience under his belt. Powerfully scented daffodils are harvested in late autumn or early winter depending on the coldness of the weather. (Tehran Times/ Amir Ali Razzaghi)

  • Zayanderud River 2017-01-25 14:00

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    Dammed water once again started flowing in the Zayanderud River, central city of Isfahan, early Tuesday morning. The river was unfortunately completely dried up and it will run for 22 days for agricultural use. Photo: Mohammad Reza Sharif/ Mizan

  • street theater 2017-01-24 20:16

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  • Fajr International Festival of Visual Arts 2017-01-23 18:54

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  • Reza Kianian 2017-01-22 18:22

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    Actor Reza Kianian (C) lights a candle among the people gathered in the courtyard of Tehran’s City Theater Complex on January 21, 2017 to commemorate the victims of the Plasco Building disaster. The 17-storey commercial center located in downtown Tehran collapsed after a raging inferno last Thursday. (Mehr/Mohammad Moheimani)

  • Horse-riding competition in Ahvaz 2017-01-21 17:58

    Horse-riding competition in Ahvaz

    Third week of horse-riding competition was held in Ahvaz, capital of southwestern province of Khuzestan on Friday. A total of seven Iranian provinces took part in the competition. Persian horses have a good temperament, together with great stamina. They are sure footed and extremely intelligent. Horse-racing is one of the most ancient past-times, dating back to some of the earliest civilizations of man. Tehran Times/ Mehdi Pedramkhoo

  • People lay flowers to honor fallen firefighters 2017-01-20 21:09

    People lay flowers to honor fallen firefighters

    Hundreds of saddened Iranians lay flowers on Jan. 20 at a firefighting truck to symbolically honor victims of a building collapse in Tehran. More than 20 firefighters are trapped under the rubble. Tehran Times/ Fahimeh Rahimi