Anti-US protesters commemorate takeover of US embassy in Iran

epa09623505 An Iranian Army soldier stands in front of a picture of burnt US flag during an anti-US demonstration marking the the 42nd anniversary of US Embassy takeover, in front of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran, 04 November 2021. Protesters chanting 'Death to America' gathered at the former US embassy in Tehran to mark the 42nd anniversary of the start of the Iran hostage crisis. Iranian students occupied the embassy on 04 November 1979 after the USA granted permission to the late Iranian Shah to be hospitalized in the United States. Over 50 US diplomats and guards were held hostage by students for 444 days. Iran and US tension over 2015 nuclear deal is still on going. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Ashura procession in Iran

epa09420186 Iranian and Iraqi Shiite Muslim reenact the Battle of Karbala during Ashura ceremonies in Tehran, Iran, 19 August 2021. Shiite Muslims are observing the month of Muharram, the climax of which is the Ashura festival that commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, in the Iraqi city of Karbala in the seventh century. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

COVID-19 vaccination in Iran

epaselect epa09414919 People wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in a vaccination station at the Iran Mall shopping centre, in Tehran, Iran, 15 August 2021. According to the Iranian health ministry, Iran recorded its highest COVID-19 death toll by reporting 620 victims in the past 24 hours, as Iran is facing its fifth wave of the coronavirus crisis and lacks enough vaccines for a mass vaccination in the country. Iranian supreme leader Khamenei earlier this week urged the government to provide vaccines for nation in both way locally and from abroad. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi press conference

epaselect epa09290230 Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi speaks during his first press conference after winning the presidential election, in Tehran, Iran, 21 June 2021. Raisi said that his government will follow the nuclear negotiations with world powers but not for a long time, adding that US must lift the sanctions and return to JCPOA deal. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Coronavirus crisis in Iran

epa09152655 An Iranian man stands next to the empty prepared graves at the Behesht Zahra, Tehran’s main cemetery in southern of Tehran, Iran, 22 April 2021. According to the Iranian Health ministry, Iran reported its highest daily COVID-19 death in 2021 by announcing 453 deaths and more than 24.000 new infections in the past 24 hours as it appears that Iran is in the grip of a fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreak. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Iranian Economy and Finance Minister Masoud Karbasian sacked

epa06973483 Iranian lawmakers, some supporting and some other opposing the impeachment of Iranian Economy and Finance Minister Masoud Karbasian (unseen), argue during an impeachment session at the Iranian Parliament in Tehran, Iran, 26 August 2018. Media reported that parliament sacked Karbasian as Minister of Economy and Finance as Iran is facing an economic crisis. The parliament impeached Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian and on the day voted to sack him. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Trump ready to meet Iran's leader without preconditions

epa06920232 An Iranian woman walks past a wall painting in a street of Tehran, Iran, 31 July 2018. US President Donald Trump said on 30 July that he would be willing to meet with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani without preconditions. Iran and the US raised the level of their threats as the date for the entry into force of the US sanctions on Tehran, scheduled for early August, approached. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Final France vs Croatia

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Final France vs Croatia

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Final France vs Croatia

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Iranian troupe performs Spanish play Yerma in Tehran

epa09793204 An Iranian man cleans the stage of the Divare Chaharom Theater prior to the performance of the play 'Yerma', by Spanish author Federico Garcia Lorca, in Tehran, Iran, 27 February 2022 (issued 01 March 2022). Lorca's tragedy 'Yerma', directed by Iranian director Hossein Zeinali, was performed in Tehran by Iranian actors and actresses in Spanish language. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

7.2 earthquake hit the region along the border between Iran and Iraq

epa06382758 YEARENDER 2017 NOVEMBER Iranian soldiers carry the body of an earthquake victim near the wreckage of a collapsed building in the city of Pole-Zahab, in Kermanshah Province, Iran, 13 November 2017. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Iran's Kermanshah province bordering Iraq has killed over 328 inhabitants and left at least another 3,950 injured, Iranian authorities said. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

7.2 earthquake hit the region along the border between Iran and Iraq

epa06326719 Iranian victims of the earthquake mourn and try to get closer to the body of a relative around the wreckage of their home in the city of Pole-Zahab, in Kermanshah Province, Iran, 13 November 2017. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Iran's Kermanshah province bordering Iraq has killed over 328 inhabitants and left at least another 3,950 injured, Iranian authorities said. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Group D Argentina vs Iceland

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Group A Russia vs Saudi Arabia

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Iranians participate in a religious ceremony called Laylat Al Qadr (The Night of Power) during the holy month of Ramadan

epa06787973 Iranian Shiite Muslims pray around the graves of Iranian Martyrs during a religious ceremony during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Behesht-Zahra cemetery, in southern Tehran, Iran, 06 June 2018. Iranian Muslims spent the night in prayer until early in the morning commemorating Laylat Al Qadr (The Night of Power), which is the anniversary of the night that Muslims believe Prophet Muhammad received the first revelation of the Koran by the angel Gabriel. It is also said that is one of the odd nights of the last ten days of holy month of Ramadan and is better than 1,000 months of worship. Muslims believe that on this night until next morning, the blessings and mercy of Allah is abundant, sins are forgiven, supplications are accepted, and that the annual decree is revealed to the angels who also descend to earth. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Friday Prayer ceremony in Tehran

epa06263391 Iranian worshipers pray during the weekly Friday prayer ceremony in Tehran, Iran, 13 October 2017. Reports state US President Donald Trump will announce on 13 October his decision on whether to certify the 2015 multilateral accord on restricting Iran's nuclear activities. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Louvre collection on show in Tehran

epa06623353 Iranians visit the exhibition 'The Louvre in Tehran' at the National Museum in central Tehran, Iran, 23 March 2018. A collection of 50 artworks from the various departments of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France is on show at the National Museum of Iran, the first major exhibition by the Western museum in Tehran. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Iran

epa06051067 Iranian women take part in an Eid-al Fitr prayer ceremony in Tehran, Iran, 26 June 2017. Muslims around the world celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, starting 25 or 26 June in this year, and is celebrated with prayers, readings from the Koran and gatherings with family and friends. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Ukraine International Airlines plane crashes near Tehran with 176 people on board

epa08111614 Officials stand near the wreckage after an Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 carrying 176 people crashed near Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran, killing everyone on board; in Shahriar, Iran, 08 January 2020. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Ice climbing in Iran

epa06478861 An Iranian ice climber scales an ice cliff and frozen waterfall at the Meygun ice climbing club, in the village of Meygun, northeast of the capital of Tehran, Iran, 26 January 2018. According to Mehid Panahipour, the owner of the school, every year around thousands of professionals and students attend the school, adding that government support would help the club host international competitions. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Presidential Elections in Iran

epa05974231 Iranians take selfies with Iranian Reza Alireza Lou (C), a look-alike of Real Madrid's Portuguese soccer super star Cristiano Ronaldo, during the Iranian presidential elections at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, 19 May 2017.Out of the group of candidates, the race is tightest between frontrunners Iranian current president Hassan Rouhani and his conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Presidential Elections in Iran

epa05973736 A veiled little Iranian girl stands in a line with her mother among women queing to vote in the Iranian presidential elections at the polling station in the Abdol Azim shrine, in the city of Shahre-Ray, 12 km south of Tehran, Iran, 19 May 2017. Out of the candidates, the race is tightest between frontrunners Iranian current president Hassan Rouhani and conservative presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Iranian Presidential candidate Hassan Rounahi election campaign rally in Tehran

epa05962328 Supporters of Iranian current president and presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani cheer in front of a huge election banner depicting him as they hold his pictures during an election campaign rally in Tehran, Iran, 13 May 2017. Incumbent Rouhani will challenge five other candidates on 19 May for a second term of presidency. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Election rally for Iranian Presidential candidate Hassan Rounahi

epa05953141 Supporters of Iranian current president and presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani flash victory sign as hold his pictures during an election campaign rally in Tehran, Iran, 09 May 2017. Incumbent Rouhani will challenge five other candidates on 19 May for a second term of presidency. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Cristiano Ronaldo named FIFA Player of the Year 2016

epa05708171 (FILE) A file picture dated 10 July 2016 of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo lifting the trophy after winning the UEFA EURO 2016 final match against France at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, 10 July 2016. Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been named FIFA Player of the Year 2016 at the FIFA Awards 2016 gala in Zurich, Switzerland, on 09 January 2017. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Semi final Portugal vs Wales

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Plasco building fire in Iran

epa05730129 An Iranian fire fighter cry as other prepare as the iconic Plasco building collapses after a fire in Tehran, Iran, 19 January 2017. Media reported that the major commercial building in Tehran has collapsed after hours of a severe fire, according to Iranian state media. At least 30 firefighters are believed to have died after being trapped on the upper floors of the building. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies

epa05705784 The daughter and son of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Fatemeh (L) and Mehdi (R) grieve beside their father's coffin during a mourning ceremony at the Jamaran mosque in Tehran, Iran, 08 January 2017. Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjai was taken to hospital in Tehran, Iran on 08 January 2017, and his death was announced later in the day. He died at the age of 82. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Registration for Iran`s upcoming presidential election

epa05903915 Iranian candidate and former adviser of President Ahmadinejad, Hamid Baghaie (2-R) kisses the head of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2-L) after registering his candidacy, at the Ministry of Interior in Tehran, Iran 12 April 2017, for Iran's upcoming presidential elections on 19 May. Baghaie and Ahmadinejad registered together at the interior ministry as Ahmadinejad was advised by the Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to not run for the election. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Iranian President press conference

epa05900724 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) arrives, next to the picture of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, for a press conference in Tehran, Iran, 10 April 2017. Media reported that Rouhani said that US chemical excuse for attacking to Syria was not proved, and US did not act in framework of international regulations. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Plasco building fire in Iran

epa05730372 Rescue workers help an injured man in front of the collapsed iconic Plasco building in Tehran, Iran, 19 January 2017. Media reported that the major Plasco commercial building in Tehran has collapsed after hours of a severe fire, according to Iranian state media. At least 30 firefighters have died after being trapped on the upper floors of the building. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Iranian and Iraqi Shiites mourn during Ashura ceremonies

epa03949438 Iranians and Iraqi Shiite mourn at the Ashura ceremonies at the Kerbala mosque in Tehran, Iran, 14 November 2013. The Ashura day commemorates the death anniversary of the third Shiite Imam Hussein, who was grandson of Muslim Prophet Muhammed. Ashura is the peak of ten days of mourning when Shiite Muslims mourn the killing of Imam Hussein whose shrine is in Karbala in southern Iraq. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Everyday life in Iran

epa04826376 An Iranian woman walks a street of the capital Tehran, Iran, 01 July 2015. Iran and six world powers on 30 June set a new July 7 deadline for reaching a wide-ranging deal over Iran's controversial nuclear program, signaling that they have yet to bridge several key differences in negotiations. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Turkish President Recep Tyyip Erdogan visits Tehran

epa04694305 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) welcomes his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) in Tehran, Iran, 07 April 2015. Erdogan is in Tehran for a one-day official visit, amid tensions over the crisis in Yemen. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Iranian economy expected to grow 08 percent

epa05124618 An Iranian man sells colorful ropes at the Tehrans old Bazaar, the place where the main economy trades take place, in Tehran, Iran, 25 January 2016. Reports state that Iranian officials expected the Iranian economy to grow on an average of eight percent over the coming five years following the lifting of sanctions against Iran. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Group A Romania vs Switzerland

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Toranj o Mehrab handmade carpet factory in the city of Kashan

epa05661324 An Iranian woman makes handmade carpet in a workroom of the Toranj o Mehrab handmade carpet factory in the city of Kashan, central Iran, 05 December 2016. Media reported that Iranian carpet industry seeks revival with lifting the sanctions. Iran's famed carpet weavers are busy at work following the country's historic nuclear deal with world powers, anticipating a boost in exports as sanctions are set to be lifted. Iranian officials expected the Iranian economy to grow on an average of eight per cent over the coming five years following the lifting of sanctions against Iran which is now in a big doubt after Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election and threating scraping nuclear deal. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Group F Iceland vs Austria

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Ashura ceremonies in the city of Khorramabad

epa04992460 Iranian women dry themselves next to a fire after rolling over mud during the 'Kharrah Mali' (Mud Rubbing) ritual to mark the Ashura religious ceremony in the city of Khorramabad, southern Iran, 24, October 2015. 'Mud Rubbing' is a traditional ceremony that is held in the city of Khorramabad every year to commemorate the Ashura day. The Ashura day commemorates the death anniversary of the third Shiite Imam Hussein, who was grandson of Muslim Prophet Muhammed. Ashura is the peak of ten days of mourning when Shiite Muslims mourn the killing of Imam Hussein whose shrine is in Karbala in southern Iraq. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

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epa04312882 Fans of Brazil react while watching the FIFA World Cup 2014 third place match between Brazil and Netherland at the FIFA Fan Fest in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 July 2014. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Hundreds of Iranian students protesters stormed the British embassy in Tehran

epa03028167 YEARENDER 2011 NOVEMBER An Iranian student holds a picture of British Queen Elizabeth II which took it from the inside the British embassy as Hundreds of Iranian student break into the British embassy and drop some documents paper outside, in Tehran, Iran, 29 November 2011. Hundreds of Iranian students protesters stormed the British embassy in Tehran and removed the flag. The students climbed over the wall and entered the embassy compound, where they started a fire and removed the Union Jack, despite the presence of riot police. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Hundreds of Iranian students protesters stormed the British embassy in Tehran

epa03018695 Hundreds of Iranian students break into the British embassy in Tehran, Iran, 29 November 2011. The students protesters stormed the British embassy in Tehran and removed the flag. The students climbed over the wall and entered the embassy compound, where they started a fire and removed the Union Jack, despite the presence of riot police. EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Afghan refugees in Iran

epa09687515 Afghan workers during a snowy day in the city of Meygun, north of Tehran, Iran, 15 January 2022. According to figures last issued by the Iranian Government in October 2020, some 780,000 Afghans were living in Iran as refugees. The figure is currently being updated as thousands of Afghans fled their country in the wake of the Taliban takeover in 2021. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

Iran displays missiles used in 2020 attack against US Al-Asad military airbase in Iraq

epa09671564 Iranian women walk next to a Ghiam missile displayed at Mosallah Mosque on the occasion of the second anniversary of Iran's missile attack to the US Ayn al-Asad military airbase in Iraq following the assassination of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, in Tehran, Iran, 07 January 2022. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched a dozen ballistic missiles against the Ayn al-Asad US military airbase in western Iraq on 08 January 2020, in retaliation for the assassination of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone strike near Baghdad's airport on 03 January 2020. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

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