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Iranian calligraphers win awards at Algerian festival
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TEHRAN -- Two Iranian calligraphers received first and second prizes at the Sixth International Arab Calligraphy Festival, which was held in the Algerian capital of Algiers last week.
 
In the contemporary calligraphy section, Iranian calligrapher Einoddin Sadeqzadeh won the first prize, While Algerian calligraphers Laid Tayeb and Khaled Sebagh won the second and the third prizes.
 
The first prize of the classical calligraphy section went to Algerian calligrapher Abdelkrim Bouraada, and the second prize went to Hossein Gholami from Iran, the Algerian press service reported on its website on Monday.
 
Benbouabdallah Mohamed from Algeria also received the third prize in this section.
 
Two encouragement prizes in classical and contemporary calligraphy were given to Egyptian Salah Mahmoud Abdelkhalek and Algerian Boudouda Aissa.
 
The sixth International Arab Calligraphy Festival, which took place at the National Museum of Miniature, Illumination and Calligraphy of Algiers, wrapped up Saturday.
 
Over 200 works by artists from 22 countries were put on display in the museum during the festival.
 
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