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Emarat-e Badgir  
   

Emarat-e Badgir

One of the "badgirs" (wind towers) in the Golestan Palace that acts as an old-school air conditioning system.
Turbulent Tehran

December 24th 2018
Twenty years ago, if someone had told me that I'd one day be going to Iran, I would never have believed it. In fact even now I was met with raised eyebrows when I told friends and colleagues of my holiday plans. Requiring a deal with major world powers to curb nuclear ambitions, being a conservative Islamic republic and having recently and arbitrarily detained foreign nationals, the country gets ... read more
Middle East » Iran » North » Tehran

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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