Iranian police on Wednesday stand in front of a cloud of smoke during an incineration ceremony of about 100 tons of illicit drugs, an annual ritual in Tehran aimed at preventing drug trafficking and drug use. The drugs, mainly opium and morphine, were set ablaze in front of police and judiciary officials as well as a number of foreign dignitaries and UN officials
Iranian women show their inked fingers at a polling station during the Iranian presidential elections in the city of Shahre-Ray, Iran.
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An Iranian female supporter of Mohammad-Reza Aref, the former first vice-president who has withdrawn from the presidential election, sits surrounded by his electoral posters after the campaign rally in Tehran, Iran.
A female supporter of Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili during an election campaign event at the Tehran University on Monday. Mr Jalili said that in case of an election victory he would make no compromise in the dispute over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme. Iran will hold presidential elections on June 14.
Female supporters with their children listen to a speech by Saeed Jalili, the Iranian presidential candidate, during an election campaign rally in the city of Arak on Thursday. Iran is to hold its presidential elections on June 14
An Iranian boy stands among worshippers during the weekly Muslim Friday prayers at Tehran University in the Iranian capital
Iranian Air Force members march during the Army Day parade in Tehran on Thursday. Islamic republic army commander general Ataollah Salehi said the Iranian army “alone” is able to destroy Israel, Tehran’s regional arch foe, on the sideline of Iran‘s annual Army Day.
People evacuate buildings and gather on the road as an earthquake tremor was felt in Karachi, Pakistan on April 16 2013. An earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices near Iran’s border with Pakistan, killing at least tens of people in the sparsely populated region and swaying buildings as far away as New Delhi, Dubai and Bahrain.