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Imam Mosque in Isfahan

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Early morning in the Iranian capital of Tehran

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Golestan Palace

Tehran's Golestan Palace, a famed ornate royal palace with ornate decor and lush gardens and fountains built around 1524 as part of the Safavid dynasty's "citadel." It was host to deluxe royal receptions during the Pahlavi era, prior to the 1979 revolution.
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Delicately crafted statues in the Golestan Palace

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Golestan Palace in Tehran

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Streets of Tehran

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Weapons

A gun and knife store tucked into a quiet side street in the Iranian city of Isfahan, capital of Isfahan province, situated 280 miles south of Tehran. The weapons are described as "training" for hunting in the woods.
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A gun and knife store tucked into a quiet side street in the Iranian city of Isfahan

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Coffee shop

Coffee shops and tea houses, both traditional and modern, remain staples of Iranian culture to sit and read alone or meet with friends.
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Bazaar

Isfahan's ancient Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in the Middle East, dating back to the 17th century, filled with craftsmen, gold merchants and carpet sellers.
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Mosque

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Isfahan's Imam Mosque in the Naghsh-e Jahan Square completed construction in 1629 and is currently undergoing intricate repairs and preservation.
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Horse and carriage

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Lotfollah Mosque

Isfahan's Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, deemed an Iranian architecture masterpiece dating back to the Safavid Empire and completed in 1619. Reza Shah ordered repairs on it during the 1920s.
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Ancient bazaar in Isfahan

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Khaju Bridge

Si-o-se-pol and Khaju Bridges date back to the 17th century. They not only connect Isfahan's city center but also serve as meeting places for the young and old.
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Many tea houses are adorned with small libraries featuring texts in different languages

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Bridge

Families meet for picnics beneath the bridge, often bringing food, musical instruments and the water pipe known as a hookah or shisha.
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Carpet sellers offer tea and extensive educational lessons in the types of fabrics and history of each rug

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Man praying inside the ancient Jameh Mosque in Yazd

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Golestan Palace in Iran

Tehran's Golestan Palace, a famed royal palace with ornate decor and lush gardens and fountains built around 1524 as part of the Safavid dynasty's "citadel." It was host to deluxe royal receptions during the Pahlavi era, prior to the 1979 revolution.
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Ice cream

Traditional Iranian ice cream, "Bastan Sonnati," a summer staple, is often made with saffron as well as rose water, and topped with local nuts.
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Armenian Church

Inside the Armenian Church known as Vank Cathedral, or the Holy Savior Cathedral, in the quiet Jolfa district of Isfahan dating back to the 17th century. 
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The ancient town of Yazd

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Motorcycles outside Jameh Mosque in Yazd

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Persian Sufi

The tomb of the esteemed Persian Sufi and mystical poet, Hafez, in the Fars capital of Shiraz located some 600 miles south of Tehran.
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Popular art and tea house near the Hafez tomb in Shiraz

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Summer mornings in Shiraz

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Time of the Shah

The World War ll style trains, referred to as "time of the Shah" trains by locals, make the slow but serene 16-hour overnight journey from Shiraz to Tehran. 
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Tehran Railway Station with pictures of the Grand Ayatollahs

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Local Tehran bakers prepare the traditional wheat and meat porridge breakfast known as Hakeem

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Summer mornings remain quiet in Tehran with much of the activity sweeping to life in the late afternoon as temperatures drop

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Young boys working to restore ancient villages in Yazd province

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Parks in Esfahan lined with religious signs

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Man doing crafts inside his shop in Isfahan

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Small child peeking from her home in Yazd

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Man selling goods on the streets of Tehran

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Markets of Isfahan

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Old City of Yazd

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Children playing soccer at sunset in Yazd

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Iran's street life - in pictures

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