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<p>Iranian man smiles at a park in central Tehran, Aprill 24, 2009. 


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl</p>

Iranian man smiles at a park in central Tehran, Aprill 24, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Iranian man smiles at a park in central Tehran, Aprill 24, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>A woman carrying a basket shops at a supermarket in northern Tehran, May 26, 2009. 


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A woman carrying a basket shops at a supermarket in northern Tehran, May 26, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A woman carrying a basket shops at a supermarket in northern Tehran, May 26, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Men play backgammon in a park in Tehran, June 9, 2009. 



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Men play backgammon in a park in Tehran, June 9, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

Men play backgammon in a park in Tehran, June 9, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

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<p>Angelico, a Chihuahua, sits on a chair at a garden near the city of Karaj, northwest of Tehran, May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

Angelico, a Chihuahua, sits on a chair at a garden near the city of Karaj, northwest of Tehran, May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Angelico, a Chihuahua, sits on a chair at a garden near the city of Karaj, northwest of Tehran, May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>An Iranian musician sets up her musical instrument during a concert at the 23rd Fadjr International Music Festival in Vahdat (Unity) hall in Tehran, December 28, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl</p>

An Iranian musician sets up her musical instrument during a concert at the 23rd Fadjr International Music Festival in Vahdat (Unity) hall in Tehran, December 28, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

An Iranian musician sets up her musical instrument during a concert at the 23rd Fadjr International Music Festival in Vahdat (Unity) hall in Tehran, December 28, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>A man poses for a photograph at a park in central Tehran, April 10, 2009. 


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A man poses for a photograph at a park in central Tehran, April 10, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A man poses for a photograph at a park in central Tehran, April 10, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>An Iranian walks past a mural of a former American hostage outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran, November 4, 2009.  REUTERS/Caren Firouz  </p>

An Iranian walks past a mural of a former American hostage outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

An Iranian walks past a mural of a former American hostage outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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<p>A general view of residential buildings in north western Tehran, May 17, 2008. 


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A general view of residential buildings in north western Tehran, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A general view of residential buildings in north western Tehran, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Iranian women stand near the coffins of recently recovered bodies of fallen soldiers of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), in Tehran, May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi </p>

Iranian women stand near the coffins of recently recovered bodies of fallen soldiers of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), in Tehran, May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

Iranian women stand near the coffins of recently recovered bodies of fallen soldiers of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988), in Tehran, May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

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<p>An Iranian hairstylist cuts hair as he and his model pose for the media at Isar (Devotion) hairdressing institute in Tehran in front of a poster of haircuts approved by the Ministry of Guidance, July 12, 2010.

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An Iranian hairstylist cuts hair as he and his model pose for the media at Isar (Devotion) hairdressing institute in Tehran in front of a poster of haircuts approved by the Ministry of Guidance, July 12, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

An Iranian hairstylist cuts hair as he and his model pose for the media at Isar (Devotion) hairdressing institute in Tehran in front of a poster of haircuts approved by the Ministry of Guidance, July 12, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Patients of surgeon Nabiollah Shariati pose for a photograph during a check-up at his office in Tehran, June 24, 2007.  REUTERS/Caren Firouz </p>

Patients of surgeon Nabiollah Shariati pose for a photograph during a check-up at his office in Tehran, June 24, 2007. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Patients of surgeon Nabiollah Shariati pose for a photograph during a check-up at his office in Tehran, June 24, 2007. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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<p>A visitor looks on a conceptual sculpture by the 20th century U.S. artist Sol LeWitt at Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art, June 19, 2010. 


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A visitor looks on a conceptual sculpture by the 20th century U.S. artist Sol LeWitt at Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art, June 19, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A visitor looks on a conceptual sculpture by the 20th century U.S. artist Sol LeWitt at Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art, June 19, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Iranian men soap themselves up in a public bath house in south eastern Tehran, July 21, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

Iranian men soap themselves up in a public bath house in south eastern Tehran, July 21, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Iranian men soap themselves up in a public bath house in south eastern Tehran, July 21, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Worshippers pray during Friday prayers in Tehran, June 18, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

Worshippers pray during Friday prayers in Tehran, June 18, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Worshippers pray during Friday prayers in Tehran, June 18, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>An Iranian couple takes a rest as they sit overlooking the city of Tehran, October 19, 2006. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl  </p>

An Iranian couple takes a rest as they sit overlooking the city of Tehran, October 19, 2006. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

An Iranian couple takes a rest as they sit overlooking the city of Tehran, October 19, 2006. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Members of Iran's army land force dress in camouflage as they parade to commemorate the anniversary of army day in Tehran, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

Members of Iran's army land force dress in camouflage as they parade to commemorate the anniversary of army day in Tehran, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Members of Iran's army land force dress in camouflage as they parade to commemorate the anniversary of army day in Tehran, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>An Iranian man stands in a park in central Tehran, Aprill 24, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

An Iranian man stands in a park in central Tehran, Aprill 24, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

An Iranian man stands in a park in central Tehran, Aprill 24, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Iranians take part in a religious ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of Fatima, daughter of Prophet Mohammad, in southern Tehran, May 17, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

Iranians take part in a religious ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of Fatima, daughter of Prophet Mohammad, in southern Tehran, May 17, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Iranians take part in a religious ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of Fatima, daughter of Prophet Mohammad, in southern Tehran, May 17, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>A man with a cane gestures towards a woman on the ground during protests in central Tehran, June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A man with a cane gestures towards a woman on the ground during protests in central Tehran, June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A man with a cane gestures towards a woman on the ground during protests in central Tehran, June 14, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Iranian opposition supporters beat police forces during clashes in central Tehran, December 27, 2009. 


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Iranian opposition supporters beat police forces during clashes in central Tehran, December 27, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Iranian opposition supporters beat police forces during clashes in central Tehran, December 27, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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