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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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Royal hobbies: Surprising things Farah did during her spare time

One of the Empress Farah’s main initiatives was founding Pahlavi University, which was meant to improve the education of Iranian women, and was the first American style university in Iran; before then, Iranian universities had always been modeled on the French style. The Empress wrote in 1978 that her duties were:

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The Last Supper; Breathtaking Moments

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (26 October 1919 – 27 July 1980), also known as Mohammad Reza Shah, was the last Shah of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979.

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