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Polish Refugees in Iran

During World War II thousands of Poles who had been sent to Siberia after the 1939 Soviet invasion of Poland managed to leave theSoviet Union with the Anders’ Army. They ended up in Iran, India, Palestine, New Zealand, British Africa, as well as in Mexico.Almost half a century after World War II, in an abandoned, dust-filled storage shed beside an ...

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Georg Gerster: Highlights of Paradise Lost

Between 1976 and 1978, Georg Gerster, a pioneer of aerial photography, was granted rare permission to record the landscapes and cities of Persia.  These pictures depict Persia’s key archaeological sites and marvels, citadels and beautiful countryside. Paradise Lost: Persia from Above is Gerster’s unique photographic record of a fascinating part of the word, unfamiliar to many of us.

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Extraordinary Close-Up Photos Of Animal Eyes Look

Larks are passerine birds of the family Alaudidae. All species occur in the Old World, and in northern and eastern Australia. Only one, the horned lark, is also found in North America. Habitats vary widely, but many species live in dry regions.

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Prague’s Narrowest Street is So Narrow it Has Traffic Lights For Pedestrians

In the heart of Prague’s oldest neighborhood, the historic Mala Strana or “Little Quarter”, there is a street so narrow that it’s impossible for two people to get past each other no matter how hard they try. The street named Vinarna Certovka is actually a 50-centimeter wide passage (70 centimeter according to some sources) that runs for a length of ...

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Foodie ways to see Iran

Chelo Kabob in Tehran Succulent pieces of lamb or chicken kebabs cooked over charcoal and piled high onto mounds of buttery rice are one of the cornerstones of Iranian cuisine. Served with grilled tomatoes, strained yoghurt, fresh herbs and crunchy sour pickles, chelo kabob is found on practically every street corner and restaurant in Iran. For a high-end version, visit Shandiz restaurant ...

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