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  •  Reza Shahlaei 2017-06-30 20:36

    Iran’s Reza Shahlaei summits Nanga Parbat

    Iranian mountaineer Reza Shahlaei has reached the peak of Nanga Parbat. Nanga Parbat is the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 meters above sea level. It is the western anchor of the Himalayas around which the Indus River skirts into the plains of Pakistan. Nanga Parbat is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan and is locally known as Diamir or Deo Mir (deo meaning “huge” and mir meaning “mountain”). Photo: IRNA

  • Colorful houses are seen in a steep slope of Filband, a mountainous village adjacent to Babol in northern Iran, Mazandaran province, on June 23, 2017. 2017-06-25 13:19

    Filband, a village atop the clouds!

    Colorful houses are seen in a steep slope of Filband, a mountainous village adjacent to Babol in northern Iran, Mazandaran province, on June 23, 2017.

  • Yoga Day 2017-06-23 14:59

    Intl. Yoga Day celebrated 

    The United Nations General Assembly declared International Yoga Day official on December 11, 2014.  International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21. So far, more than 100 countries worldwide have shown their support for this day.

  • Mostafa Chamran 2017-06-21 17:21

    36th martyrdom anniversary of professor-commander Chamran

    June 20 marked the 36th martyrdom anniversary of professor-commander Mostafa Chamran, the first Iranian defense minister after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Born in 1932, Chamran was a member of parliament, as well as the commander of paramilitary volunteers during the Iraq–Iran War (1980-1988 ). Chamran left his academic career as a scientist and professor at the University of California, Berkeley in order to help Islamic movements in Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt. He was also instrumental in the struggles leading to the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Chamran died on June 20 1981 after being hit by shrapnel shells in Dehlavieh, a region in Iran’s southern Khuzestan Province during the 1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war on Iran.

  • Picture depicts the ruins of Vakili Mansion in Neyshabour, northeast Iran, June 19, 2017. 2017-06-20 22:00

    Historic Vakili Mansion needs refurbishment

    Picture depicts the historic Vakili Mansion in Neyshabour, northeast Iran, June 19, 2017.

  • Zoroastrians 2017-06-18 11:33

    Zoroastrians gather at Pir-e-Sabz shrine 

    The Zoroastrian community annually gathers at Pir-e-Sabz, a Zoroastrian temple situated in Yazd, central Iran, to practice specific rituals and traditions. 

  • Chinese warships 2017-06-17 16:17

    Chinese warships join Iranian fleet in Persian Gulf

    On Thursday Chinese warships berthed at Iran’s port city of Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf. The Chinese flotilla consists of two warships, a support vessel and a helicopter. After a four-day stay in Iranian waters the flotilla will hold war games with Iranian warships on Sunday. ISNA/ Amirhosein Khorgooi

  •  2018 World Cup 2017-06-14 12:08

    Iranians celebrate World Cup berth on the streets 

    TEHRAN- Iranians celebrated booking a place in the 2018 World Cup for the fifth time on the streets Monday night. Iran defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium and advanced to successive FIFA World Cups for the first time in their history. Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi scored for Team Melli to cement Iran’s lead at the top of Group A with two matches left.

  • A man bears hug a bunch of rhubarb plants he has just harvested on the steep hillsides of Mount Binalud near the city of Nishapur in northeast Iran, June 5, 2017. 2017-06-13 09:49

    Full-grown rhubarb plants adorn Mount Binalud

    A man has just picked a bunch of rhubarb plants grown on the steep hillsides of Mount Binalud near the city of Neyshabur in northeast Iran, June 5, 2017.

  • Iftar 2017-06-12 20:37

    Iftar show in Tehran streets

    A large number of people come together every iftar in the fasting month of Ramadan in Tehran streets. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan, and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. In Iran, a select of foods is cooked to break the fast at Maghrib time (just after sunset) and is summarily followed by a proper Persian meal. Tasnim/ M.Sadegh Nikgostar

  • An Iranian woman shepherds a small herd of cows in the mountainous Sarash Village in the central district of Lahijan County, Gilan Province on June 6, 2017. 2017-06-11 10:03

    Sarash Village home to warm, hospitable people

    An Iranian woman shepherds a small herd of cows in the mountainous Sarash Village, northern Gilan province, on June 6, 2017.

  • Masal 2017-06-10 16:00

    Masal; the green roof of Iran

    The city of Masal in Iran’s northern province of Gilan includes two parts of Masal and Shanderman which both feature the natural tourist attractions. The green roof is not dominated by villa constructors and dealers yet and has still preserved its beauty and peace. The beautiful city with over 70,000 hectares of forests and pastures is a well-worth destination. ISNA/ Pouria Pakizeh

  • Martial arts 2017-06-09 10:19

    Martial arts on the distaff side

    TEHRAN – A gaggle of females, called Ninja, are seen practicing marshal arts in Boroujerd, western Iran.  In doing so, they have already challenged traditional concepts of femininity in a context, where women’s sports is not usual.  

  • Quran recitation 2017-05-31 12:07

    Quran recitation during Ramadan 

    Recitation of the Holy Quran is a national ritual practiced particularly during the fasting month of Ramadan. The picture depicts Muslim observers in the shrine of Mohammad Helal Ibn-e Ali (AS), in Aran va Bidgol, a small town in Isfahan Province, central Iran. People recite the Holy Quran right after their morning prayer.  In recent years, Aran va Bidgol is well-known as “an exemplary Quranic city” for having had prominent activities in Islamic teachings. Fars/ Mahdi Marizad

  • Borage 2017-05-30 12:05

    Borage harvest season in northern Iran 

    TEHRAN- Borage, also known as a starflower, is a medicinal herb and now it is in season. Local farmers in Gilan province that lies along the Caspian Sea in northern Iran are busy harvesting it. 

  • Iranian ophthalmologist Behnam Ghaffarzadeh examines a duck that has just undergone cataract extract at the surgeon’s office in Tabriz, northwest Iran, on May 25, 2017. 2017-05-29 09:44

    Duck undergoes cataract surgery in Tabriz

    Iranian ophthalmologist Behnam Ghaffarzadeh examines a duck that has just undergone cataract extraction at the surgeon’s office in the northwestern city of Tabriz, May 25, 2017.