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Prayer stones and beads  
   

Prayer stones and beads

People bow down touching their foreheads to these small stones when they pray and some people actually have permanent marks on their foreheads from this.
Iran

June 10th 2008
Crossing the border from Pakistan was no trouble at all and I was ushered through in less than an hour, it was once I was in Iran however that things started to get more complicated. I was issued with an army officer and told that from now on for my own safety he would travel with me. This didn't make much sense because it is far more dangerous on the Pakistani side and I had no guard there, but ... read more
Middle East » Iran » West » Esfahan

Iranian Flag Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and the shah was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political author... ... read more
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