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  • Staying cool in waterfalls 2020-06-26 01:23

    Staying cool in waterfalls

    A man jumps from a waterfall to both escape the summer heat and have fun in Haviq district, northern Gilan province, June 22, 2020.

  • “Ring of fire” solar eclipse observed in Iran 2020-06-22 17:38

    “Ring of fire” solar eclipse observed in Iran

    The first solar eclipse in 2020, commonly referred to as a "ring of fire," was seen on the first day of summer (June 21) in parts of Iran.

  • martyrs 2020-06-22 17:24

    Bodies of 192 Iranian fallen soldiers brought home

    Bodies of 192 fallen soldiers who lost their lives during Iraq’s imposed war against Iran in the 1980s were brought home on Monday morning.

  • Pretty in pink: Maharloo Lake lures nature lovers  2020-06-14 11:32

    Pretty in pink: Maharloo Lake lures nature lovers 

    Maharloo Lake with an area of 600 sq. km is situated on the outskirts of Shiraz, southern Iran, and is a perfect stopover for nature lovers. The lake turns pink all for a good reason. The growth of bacteria and particularly seaweeds come to change the color of the water body which is rich in potassium and salts.

  • Meet Iranian man weaving reed mats for decades 2020-06-12 21:31

    Meet Iranian man weaving reed mats for decades

    Iranian crafter Hassan Heidari, nicknamed Abu-Abdollah, weaves flattened reeds to make a traditional mattress in a village near the southwestern city of Ahvaz on June 12, 2020.    

  • Schools holding exams under health protocols 2020-06-08 17:05

    Schools holding exams under health protocols

    With the coronavirus forcing school closures and bans on group gatherings, students are sitting for exams nationwide observing strict health protocols.

  • Nomads on arduous mountainous path 2020-05-31 10:41

    Nomads on arduous mountainous path

    Nomads in southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province along with their cattle are moving on Khoda Afarin bridge, a difficult-to-pass mountainous path that overlooks a torrent. During the history, the nomads have created steps along the path, which is said to date back to one thousand years ago.

  • Angel of Kindness statue unveiled to honor medical staff 2020-05-29 18:50

    Angel of Kindness statue unveiled to honor medical staff

    A statue dubbed “Angel of Kindness” was unveiled at Tehran’s Shohada-ye Tajrish hospital on Thursday in honor of medical staff who are at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus. The statue memorializes the commitment, dedication, and compassion that is demonstrated each and every day by the country’s health sector.

  • Lifebot medical robot unveiled 2020-05-29 11:29

    Lifebot medical robot unveiled

    A medical robot, dubbed ‘Keyvan Lifebot’ was unveiled at Tehran’s Shahid Hasheminejad hospital on Wednesday.

  • Venezuelans welcome Iranian tanker 2020-05-27 12:28

    Photo: Hamsharionline

    Venezuelans welcome Iranian tanker

    Venezuelans celebrated on Monday as the first of five Iranian gasoline tankers arrived in the country in defiance of U.S. threats. In this photo, a Venezuelan employee is kissing the Iranian flag.

  • ‘Well No. 1’ celebrates 112th anniversary 2020-05-26 16:09

    ‘Well No. 1’ celebrates 112th anniversary

    The picture depicts the first oil well in Iran dubbed ‘Well No. 1’ which was drilled on May 26, 1908 at Masjed Soleyman Oilfield, southwestern Khuzestan Province. 

  • Awe-inspiring, ancient and lonely: Zahhak Castle 2020-05-25 10:48

    Awe-inspiring, ancient and lonely: Zahhak Castle

    Sightseers pay a visit to the ruined Zahhak Castle which is perched on a hillside near Hashtroud, northwest Iran, on May 19, 2020. 

  • Tea harvest begins in northern Iran 2020-05-19 13:18

    Tea harvest begins in northern Iran

    Tea harvest season has started in farmlands across the northern provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran. 

  • AFC Instagram account reflects on Footshal in Iran 2020-05-18 12:23

    AFC Instagram account reflects on Footshal in Iran

    TEHRAN – Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Instagram account has posted the pictures of Footshal in northern Iran.

  • Qadr nights being observed under health protocols 2020-05-15 11:37

    Qadr nights being observed under health protocols

    Communal praying and recitations of the Holy Quran are being held across the country during Qadr nights - the 19th, 21st, and 23rd of the holy month of Ramadan falls on May 13th, 15th, and 17th this year – observing health protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Darreh Tefi, a nesting place for storks in western Iran 2020-05-12 17:32

    Darreh Tefi, a nesting place for storks in western Iran

    Every spring, Darreh Tefi village in western Kordestan province, hosts a large number of migratory storks that make nests and begin their mating season. 

  • Rice planting at paddy fields in northern Iran 2020-05-11 16:10

    Rice planting at paddy fields in northern Iran

    Farmers are working on paddy fields in the northern province of Gilan, planting rice after the fields are ploughed. 

  • Dam spills out water after 21 years 2020-05-10 11:46

    Dam spills out water after 21 years

    Toroq Dam, which is one of the main sources of supplying drinking water to the metropolis of Mashhad, the capital of northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, has spilled for the first time since it was built 21 years ago thanks to heavy rainfalls in recent months. Some experts believe that Iran has entered a period of wet spell after experiencing dry spells over the past few decades as rainfall in the past three years has met normal and above normal levels.

  • The last supermoon of 2020 2020-05-09 18:00

    The last supermoon of 2020

    The flower supermoon rises above Howz-e Soltan salt lake, 85 km south of Tehran, on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

  • Tiran-Karvan home 2020-05-08 11:43

    Tiran-Karvan home to enigmatic stone doors

    Tiran-Karvan county in central Iran is somewhat known for its enigmatic stone doors that lead to backyard of many houses.

  • A bird sits on the top of an inverted tulip on the hillside of Mount Golestan, central Khansar county, May 4, 2020.  2020-05-05 18:58

    Inverted tulips adorn hillsides in central Iran 

    A bird sits on the top of an inverted tulip on the hillside of Mount Golestan, central Khansar county, May 4, 2020. 

  • Coronavirus: teachers adapting to online classes 2020-05-02 18:09

    Coronavirus: teachers adapting to online classes

    Teachers all around the country continue working with their students through distance learning and holding online classes amid the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Hamoun wetland 2020-05-01 11:54

    Precipitation brings Hamoun wetland back to life

    After two decades of dryness, enough ranis have finally come to bring Hamoun wetland back to life in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, reviving agriculture in the region as well.

  • On the verge of oblivion? Meet stone lions deserted in southwest Iran 2020-04-29 10:15

    On the verge of oblivion? Meet stone lions deserted in southwest Iran

    Some cultural heritage enthusiasts say that hundreds of stone lions, which were placed on top of the tombstones of brave and courageous people of Bakhtiari tribe in the past, are now on the verge of oblivion and even fading away.

  • Happy Ramadan 2020-04-25 10:37

    Happy Ramadan

    The holy month of Ramadan begins today in Iran. Fasting during Ramadan – which is one of the five pillars of Islam – is a way to learn patience and break bad habits, as well as an opportunity to become closer to God.

  • Stage artists producing face masks at Tehran’s Hafez Hall 2020-04-21 17:20

    Stage artists producing face masks at Tehran’s Hafez Hall

    Iranian stage artists produce face masks in a charity movement for Iranian health workers at Tehran’s Hafez Hall on April 20, 2020.

  • Sistan-Baluchestan under wheat, barley cultivation 2020-04-17 10:46

    Sistan-Baluchestan under wheat, barley cultivation

    Over the past couple of years, farmers in northern parts of Sistan-Baluchestan province have been cultivating wheat and barley. The region has experienced more than 20 years of drought, but in recent years floods are heading from Helmand River in Afghanistan toward the province.

  • Biodefense drill held in Tehran against coronavirus 2020-04-13 11:14

    Biodefense drill held in Tehran against coronavirus

    A biological defense drill was held in Tehran on Sunday by government organizations and entities in line with fighting the coronavirus.

  • Charities provide basic goods for the underprivileged 2020-04-10 11:28

    Charities provide basic goods for the underprivileged

    Charity societies in Tehran are providing basic goods for the low-income and underprivileged families as the coronavirus outbreak has crippled their livelihoods.

  • Antiseptic consignment dispatched to 20 provinces 2020-04-07 11:02

    Antiseptic consignment dispatched to 20 provinces

    Some 150,000 bottles of antiseptics, worth 10 billion rials (about $2.8 million) were sent to 20 provinces of the country on Sunday.