Iran in photos: Aug. 17-23

People in Iranian capital preparing for mourning season of Muharram

People in Iranian Capital Preparing for Mourning Season of Muharram

Iranian people in the capital’s market as well as across the country, are preparing for Muharram mourning ceremonies which commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions in the Battle of Karbala in the year 680 A.D.


Ancient skeletons unearthed in Persepolis

The remains of 13 ancient skeletons have been discovered during an exploration project which is underway at the UNESCO-registered site of Persepolis, southern Fars province.


New Iranian cruise, ballistic missiles unveiled

رونمایی از موشک شهید حاج قاسم و موشک شهید ابومهدی

Iranian ministry of defense unveiled the two home-grown ‘Martyr Haj Qasem ballistic missile’ and ‘Martyr Abu-Mahdi cruise missile’ on Thursday.


1st Muharram mourning night in Tehran

People in Tehran gathered in the streets of the city to mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam in the first night of Muharram.


National Doctors’ Day marked at Avicenna’s Mausoleum

Iran marks August 23, the birth anniversary of Abu Ali Sina, known in the west as Avicenna, as the National Doctors Day. A related ceremony was held at the Mausoleum of Avicenna in Hemadan on Thursday morning.


Tehraners mark Muharram’s 2nd night with anti-corona measures

Imam Ali Officer’s University hosted students and Tehraners on Saturday night where they marked the second night of Muharram as a week remains to the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (PBUH).


Leader receives president, his cabinet on Natl. Govt. Week

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members via video conference.