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Dariush Radpour and Kamran Nozad (photo by Houshang Baharloo).
The Desert of the Tartars": Valerio Zurlini's Epic Nightmare by Darius Kadivar (payvand)
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Monir Shahroudy, as she was born, was raised in the northern Iranian city of Qazvin among peach, almond and walnut trees. One of her earliest memories was of being chased through the bazaar by a camel she had unwisely decided to chide.