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There is a light that never goes out  
   

There is a light that never goes out

Iran is the home of the Zoroastrian (fire worshipping) religion. This flame in Yazd has apparently been burning since 470AD.
Nose Job

October 5th 2004
Before coming to Iran, a lot of people told me this story about a traveller who, upon seeing an anti-western demonstration in Tehran (flag burning, etc.), goes up to the most angry looking demonstrator and introduces himself as English (or Inglistan as they say here). The angry man's face softens, and he gives the traveller a warm smile and handshake and says 'you are very welcome in Iran'. As i ... read more
Middle East » Iran

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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