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International section of Tehran Quran exhibit opens
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Officials visit the 22nd International Holy Quran Exhibition at the Sacred Defense Garden Museum on July 6, 2014 after the opening ceremony of the international section. (Mehr/Mahmud Rahimi)
Officials visit the 22nd International Holy Quran Exhibition at the Sacred Defense Garden Museum on July 6, 2014 after the opening ceremony of the international section. (Mehr/Mahmud Rahimi)
TEHRAN – The international section of the 22nd International Holy Quran Exhibition opened at the Sacred Defense Garden Museum on Sunday evening.
 
Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Director Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman, Quran exhibit director Hojjatoleslam Mohammadreza Heshmati and a number of ambassadors and foreign guests attended the opening ceremony, Persian media reported on Monday.
 
The Egyptian and Sudanese ambassadors, and the Lebanese and Syrian chargés d’affaires were among the participating guests of the opening ceremony.
 
Artists from Spain, Russia, Kuwait, Palestine, Algeria, Tunisia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Turkey and several other countries are displaying a variety of their works at the exhibit this year.
 
The Spanish sculptor Teresa Esteban Gomez, displaying sculptures and paintings with the central theme of Islamic architecture, is among the artists attending the exhibit.
 
Several sessions will also be arranged on the sidelines where Quran researchers from Russia, Malaysia, Iraq and Tunisia will make speeches on Quranic activities in their countries.
 
Visiting museums across the capital, Imam Khomeini’s residence in the northern Tehran neighborhood of Jamaran, and a visit to Qom for a pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Masumeh (AS) have also been arranged on the sideline section for the participating guests.
 
The international section of the exhibit will be running for ten days at the Sacred Defense Garden Museum in Tehran.
 
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