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World’s Most Historical Photographs

The history of photography began in remote antiquity with the discovery of two critical principles: camera obscura image projection and the observation that some substances are visibly altered by exposure to light. There are no artifacts or descriptions that indicate any attempt to capture images with light sensitive materials prior to the 18th century.

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The Delicious Lalehzar

Frequently compared to New York’s Broadway and Paris’s Champs-Élysées, Lalehzar, Tehran’s historic entertainment district, and its vicinity (which I collectively dub Tulip Grove, Tehran), was surrounded by the Iranian parliament as well as a multitude of government offices, foreign embassies, diplomatic ventures, and missionary schools, along with a number of chapels, mosques, and synagogues.

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