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Tehran street art in memory of Abbas Kiarostami

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Iranian athlete, Zohreh Barzegar, reaches finals of competitions

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – Member of Iran Women’s U21 karate team Zohreh Barzegar downed all her rivals to advance to the finals of the 9th WKF Junior & Cadet and U21 Championships in Indonesia.

On the third day of 2015 World Karate Championship hosted by Indonesia, three Under 21 female karatekas appeared on tatami where the representative in the -55kg weight category managed to reach finals by pulling off victories against her rivals.

Zohre Barzegar had to face and defeat 4 fighters from Chile, China, Venezuela and Hungary in order to get to the finals of the tournament where she will fight against the Vietnamese karateka to snatch the gold medal.

However, Zhore Tarazpour in -50kg and Mahtab Esmaeili -61kg failed to bag medals even though they had won the fights in the first round of the World Championship.

So far, Iran has bagged 1 silver and 4 bronze medals at the tournament.

The championship is hosting 1441 athletes from 91 countries in Jakarta, Indonesia and will last till November 15.

Secretary Kerry Chats With Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Outside Hotel During Break in Nuclear Program Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif chat outside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland, on January 14, 2015, during a break in their negotiations about the future of Iran's nuclear program. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Source and more photos: State Department's Flickr page.

Shargh Newspaper Staff Protest Journalist Arrests

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Young Iranian dies in Michigan, Tehran family consent to organ donation

CBC News: Tehran native Sanaz Nezami wanted to pursue a degree in engineering at Michigan Technological University, but was brain dead just weeks later in a remote area of the U.S., a victim of a fatal beating allegedly by her new husband. Family in Iran of the 27-year-old were able to see her last hours online, thanks to staff at Marquette General Hospital in Michigan. ( Courtesy Sara Nezami/Associated Press)


Fezeh Hashemi at Tehran Revolutionary Court

Photo from Fars News Agency

An Iranian to be the female Borat

Comedy is not a genre full of talented actors and that’s why if an actor like Sacha Baron Cohen plays a dirty crazy funny character as Borat, he’ll reach the top of success despite that many Kazakh people hates him because of the way he showed his country and people and his movies are banned in Kazakh republic. But for those of us made positively giddy by that brand of comedy, there is now, thankfully, Mona Yousefi. Or, as you may soon know her as, the Female Borat. She may reach the success other like Iranian Comedians Maz Jobrani and Max Amini succeed.

The Nowshahr Botanical Gardens on the verge of demolition for a highway

This botanical garden which is a unique reservation of plant genetics in the Middle East, housing trees that are as old as 90 years, was established 54 years ago as Iran's first research and ecologic garden. It currently holds more than 1,400 rare plant samples in it. This park is scheduled for demolition over the coming days and a highway is to be built on its land.

Read Bahar News' article on the subject here.

A jubiliant soccer fan celebrates Iran's victory over Korea

from here.

"I'm glad they counted my vote!"

Young guy on Vali-e-Asr Street in Tehran holds a sign after announcement of Hassan Rohani's victory in the presidential race, saying "I'm glad they counted my vote."