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Iranian Shiite Muslim women pray at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in the capital Tehran in commemoration of the death of the seventh century Imam Ali bin Abi-Taleb
Supporters of US Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump at a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada
An Iranian man sells colorful ropes at the Tehrans old Bazaar, the place where the main economy trades take place, in Tehran. Reports state that Iranian officials expected the Iranian economy to grow on an average of eight percent over the coming five years following the lifting of sanctions against Iran
Iranian demonstrators carry banners and national flags outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, during a demonstration marking the anniversary of its storming by student protesters that triggered a hostage crisis in 1979
Camouflaged Iranian Army soldiers march during the annual military parade marking the begging of the 1980 war with Iraq, in Tehran, Iran, on Tuesday. Iran is marking the start of the eight-year-long war with Iraq (1980-1988)
An Iranian woman walks past a painting of a revolver, painted in an American-flag style, on the wall of former US embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday
An Iranian clergyman chants slogan in an annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) St. in Tehran, Iran, Friday
An Iranian girl shows her hand painted with the national flag colors during a ceremony marking the 36th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at the Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran, Iran on Wednesday. The event mark the 36th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, which came ten days after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s return from his exile in Paris to Iran, toppling the monarchy system and forming the Islamic republic
Iranian mourners at a funeral procession in Tehran for Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a commander in the Islamic republic’s Revolutionary Guards, who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria.
An Iranian woman walks past mannequins locked to a gas pipe in northern Tehran on Monday
A group of female spectators leaves as another group listen to a debate in the Iranian parliament. Fakhroddin Ahamadi Danesh Ashtiani was proposed by President Hassan Rouhani for the post of science minister, but was rejected.
An Iranian soldier walks past a portrait of the Ayatollah Khomeini outside Khomeini’s shrine on the 25th anniversary of his death on Wednesday on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran
A handout picture released by the official website of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader shows Iranian women and a girl holding up portraits of him during a meeting in Tehran. Iran’s top decision-maker said on Monday that while he is not against a resumption of nuclear negotiations with the world’s major powers, the talks will “lead nowhere”.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech on Tuesday during a rally in Tehran’s Azadi (Freedom) Square, to mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution
Iran students show their fingers painted with Iran’s national flag during a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at Azadi (Freedom) Square in Tehran, Iran. The event mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, which came ten days after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s return from exile in Paris, toppling the monarchy and forming the Islamic republic