Turkmen nomads take part in a wedding ceremony in northern Iran. The upper part of Gonbad-e Qabus, a UNESCO-inscribed tower, is seen in the foreground.
24th week of horse-riding competition was held in Gonbad-e Qabus, in the province of Golestan in the northeast of Iran on Thursday. A total of 73 competitors 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/ Aboutaleb Nadri
TEHRAN – The one-millennium-old Gonbad-e Qabus in northern Iran is of high architectural importance as an exemplar yet innovative design of the early-Islamic-era architecture.