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Iranian women pray during the Eid al-Fitr prayer in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The Eid al-Fitr celebration marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Women at Eid al-Fitr prayers in Tehran, Iran, on Friday, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan

Incineration of some 100 tons of illicit drugs in Tehran...epa03760397 Iranian police are seen in front of a cloud of smoke rising from a pile of drugs set to fire during an incineration ceremony of some 100 tons of illicit drugs in an annual ritual in Tehran, Iran, 26 June 2013, aimed at preventing drug trafficking and drug use. The drugs, mainly opium and morphine, were set ablaze in front of Tehran police and judiciary officials as well as a number of foreign dignitaries and United Nations officials.  EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

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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, 14 June 2013. More than 50 million Iranians are eligible to vote. Out of the six candidates, four have realistic chances to win the race. The four are the conservatives Ali-Akbar Velayati and Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf, reformist Hassan Rowhani and hardliner Saeed Jalili.

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Iranian women show their inked fingers at a polling station during the Iranian presidential elections in the city of Shahre-Ray, IranRead more

An Iranian female supporter of first vice president and reformist presidential candidate, Mohammadreza Aref

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An Iranian female supporter of Mohammad-Reza Aref, the former first vice-president who has withdrawn from the presidential election, sits surrounded by his electoral posters after the campaign rally in Tehran, Iran.

Iran presidential elections...epa03728813 A female supporter of Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili holds a picture depicting Jalili during an election campaign event at the Tehran University in Tehran, Iran, 03 June 2013. Jalili said that in case of an election victory he would make no compromise in the dispute over Iranís controversial nuclear programmes. Iran will hold presidential elections on 14 June 2013.  EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

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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. Read more

ranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili campaign rally ...epa03723995 Women supporters with their children listen to the speech of Iranian presidential candidate Saeed Jalili during an election campaign rally in the city of Arak, central Iran, 30 May 2013. Iran will hold presidential elections on 14 June 2013.

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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 Read more

An Iranian boy stands among worshippers during the weekly Muslim Friday prayers at Tehran University in the Iranian capital on May 10, 2013.

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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 April 18, 2013. The Iranian army "alone" is able to destroy Israel, Tehran's regional arch foe, Islamic republic army commander general Ataollah Salehi said, on the sideline of the country's annual Army Day.

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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 road as tremor of an earthquake was felt in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flatted homes and offices Tuesday 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 and the skyscrapers in Dubai and Bahrain.

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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.