Iran in photos: Aug. 13-19

Stargazers in Iran stunned by Perseid Meteor Shower

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The Perseid Meteor Shower, which peaked on Sunday night across the world, dazzled a huge number of Iranian skygazers who flocked to desert and mountainous areas to watch the beautiful astronomical event.

 

 

Ayat. Khamenei meets with different groups of people

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Thousand of people from various groups met with Ayatollah Khamenei at the Hosseinieh of Imam Khomeini this morning, August 13, 2018.

 

Iran unveils new generation of ‘Fateh-e Mobin’ missiles

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The new generation of domestically-manufactured ‘Fateh-e Mobin’ missiles, equipped with pin-point accuracy and able to hit targets in sea and on the ground, have been unveiled ahead of National Defense Industry Day (Aug. 22) in the presence of Defense Minister Amir Hatami.

 

Iran, Iraq sign border security MoU

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A visiting Iraqi border police delegation signed a memorandum of understanding with Iran border police in Tehran on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Pakistanis mark Independence Day in Tehran

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A group of Pakistanis residing in Iran recently came together in Tehran to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of their country’s Independence Day.

 

Iran celebrates UNESCO’s inscription of Polo as Iranian heritage

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In a ceremony in Tehran, Iran marked the inscription of its ancient sport polo as an Iranian intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

 

Iran’s national flag hoisted in 2018 Asian Games Village

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The national flag of Iran was hoisted in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, on Thursday. The flag-raising ceremony was held at the Athletic Village of the 2018 Asian Games at 9 a.m. local time. The 2018 Asian Games will officially kick off on August 18 and last till September 2.

 

Rouhani visits families of martyrs, war veteran

President Rouhani met with family members of three martyrs of the Holy Defense, Mahmoud, Ahmad and Alireza Gogpoor, as well as Iranian war-injured veteran Ahmad Mohammadi, late on Wednesday.

 

2018 Asian Games opening ceremony highlights

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The Asian Games was declared open by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo late on Saturday during a colourful opening ceremony in Jakarta.

 

Funeral procession for Iranian actor Ezzatollah Entezami

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A funeral procession was held on Sun. for the award-winning Iranian actor, Ezatollah Entezami, who passed away at the age of 94 on Friday. Entezami is best known for acting in Dariush Mehrjui’s acclaimed movie ‘The Cow’, which made him the first-ever Iranian actor to win an international award.