19 December 2012
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He was driving down a crowded sidewalk, screaming: “Ahmadinejad is coming! Get out of my way!” When I stopped him for a photo, he laid out his daily schedule: “I smoke water pipe. Then I go to work. Then I smoke water pipe with apple flavor.”

(Tehran, Iran)

19 December 2012
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The clerics of Iran, for better or worse, are synonymous with the government. Their “party line” is the mirror image of their Western counterparts: “The American people are a good people,” he says. “We have a problem with the American government.”

(Tehran, Iran)

19 December 2012
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An Iranian Air Force lieutenant takes a stroll with his girl in the
mountains of North Tehran.

(Tehran, Iran)

19 December 2012
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Common Eye

(Tehran, Iran)

18 December 2012
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She plans to be an actress.

(Tehran, Iran)

18 December 2012
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Seen in Tehran, Iran. 

18 December 2012
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They were selling pieces of advice. Mine said: “Don’t consult with jealous people.” 

(Tehran, Iran)

18 December 2012
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A group of self-professed “street kids” demonstrate why football is the world’s most popular sport. All you need is a foot and a ball. (Isfahan, Iran)

17 December 2012
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Seen at the Grand Bazaar, Tehran.

17 December 2012
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Big Sister

(Isfahan, Iran)

17 December 2012
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Date Night

(Isfahan, Iran)

17 December 2012
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I tried to communicate my vision through my guide. I’d say we got about 80% of the way there. But between the beauty of the young women and the garden, I doubt anyone is looking too closely at composition.

(Isfahan, Iran)

17 December 2012
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This wonderful man crossed in front of us as we were speeding down a mountain road. His clothes, his hair, the lines on his face— he seemed to be a perfectly natural extension of the landscape.

(Abyaneh, Iran)

17 December 2012
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I hesitated the first time she skated by, and missed my chance. So when she passed me twenty minutes later, I thought the Universe was trying to tell me something.

(Isfahan, Iran)

16 December 2012
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She was selling pressed fruit. I didn’t want to take her photo without buying something, so I asked my guide to make a purchase. He spoke with her for awhile, then said: “We can’t do it. The prices are too high. It’s a rip-off.” I took another look at the woman, and the mountainous backdrop, and said: 

"Pay her whatever she wants!" 

(Abyaneh, Iran)

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