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1961: Two traditional folk dancers performing in Teheran, Iran

Two traditional folk dancers performing in Teheran, Iran. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images). 25th January 1961
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07 Dec 2011 12:54:00
1941: An Iranian soldier guards two German tourists near the Iranian-Turkish border during World War II. Since the British occupation of Iran, all Axis nationals are being expelled from the country

An Iranian soldier guards two German tourists near the Iranian-Turkish border during World War II. Since the British occupation of Iran, all Axis nationals are being expelled from the country. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1941
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01 Dec 2011 12:18:00
1952:  Shepherds from the north wear their traditional heavy woollen mantles as they stand ready to shear sheep with sycthe-like shears

Shepherds from the north wear their traditional heavy woollen mantles as they stand ready to shear sheep with sycthe-like shears. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952
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03 Dec 2011 13:34:00
Iranian women sit in a bus in the capital Tehran on June 25, 2019. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said today that new US sanctions against senior Iranian officials including top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif showed Washington is “lying” about an offer to negotiate. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP Photo)

Iranian women sit in a bus in the capital Tehran on June 25, 2019. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said today that new US sanctions against senior Iranian officials including top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif showed Washington is “lying” about an offer to negotiate. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP Photo)
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29 Jun 2019 00:01:00
A supporter of the Houthis has a poster attached to his waist of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a rally to denounce the U.S. killing, in Saada, Yemen January 6, 2020. The writing on the poster reads: “God is the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam”. (Photo by Naif Rahma/Reuters)

A supporter of the Houthis has a poster attached to his waist of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a rally to denounce the U.S. killing, in Saada, Yemen January 6, 2020. The writing on the poster reads: “God is the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam”. (Photo by Naif Rahma/Reuters)
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08 Jan 2020 00:05:00
An Iranian girl wearing a costume inspired in the fictional folklore character Hajji Firuz, dances in Tehran on March 17, 2021 as Iranians prepare to celebrate Noruz, the Iranian New Year. Noruz, “new day” in Persian, is the New Year festivity celebrated in Iran as well as in Afghanistan and Kurdish regions in several countries. It begins with the spring equinox and symbolises rebirth. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP Photo)

An Iranian girl wearing a costume inspired in the fictional folklore character Hajji Firuz, dances in Tehran on March 17, 2021 as Iranians prepare to celebrate Noruz, the Iranian New Year. Noruz, “new day” in Persian, is the New Year festivity celebrated in Iran as well as in Afghanistan and Kurdish regions in several countries. It begins with the spring equinox and symbolises rebirth. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP Photo)
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20 Mar 2021 10:35:00
In this Monday, January 18, 2016 photo,  Iranian rock climber, Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh, scales a climbing gym in the city of Zanjan, some 330 kilometers (207 miles) west of the capital Tehran, Iran. (Photo by Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo)

In this Monday, January 18, 2016 photo, Iranian rock climber, Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh, scales a climbing gym in the city of Zanjan, some 330 kilometers (207 miles) west of the capital Tehran, Iran. Esmaeilzadeh, 27, who has been climbing since she was 13, has distinguished herself in international competitions despite the barriers she faces as a female athlete in conservative Iran. (Photo by Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo)
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01 Feb 2016 13:04:00
Iranian athlete Maryam Toosi practises on the rooftop of her apartment building following  the closure of sports facilities as part of measures aimed at containing the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Iran's capital Tehran on May 19, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the world's athletes to keep fit in confinement. The novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of nearly 7,200 people in Iran, making it the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East. The government ordered the closure of sports facilities in mid-March as part of measures aimed at containing the virus. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP Photo)

Iranian athlete Maryam Toosi practises on the rooftop of her apartment building following the closure of sports facilities as part of measures aimed at containing the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Iran's capital Tehran on May 19, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the world's athletes to keep fit in confinement. The novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of nearly 7,200 people in Iran, making it the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East. The government ordered the closure of sports facilities in mid-March as part of measures aimed at containing the virus. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP Photo)
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29 Jul 2020 00:01:00