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Queen’s Luxurious Dress

Historically a culturally rich country, the Iran of the 1960s had little to show for it. Many of the great artistic treasures produced during its 2,500-year history had found their way into the hands of foreign museums and private collections.

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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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