1. Iranians at the local market (circa late 1970s).

    Iranians at the local market (circa late 1970s).

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  2. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, bowling fashionably. 

    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, bowling fashionably. 

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  3. Shahanshah Reza Pahlavi, following his coronation as king, along side several of his ministers. 

    Shahanshah Reza Pahlavi, following his coronation as king, along side several of his ministers. 

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  4. Anonymous said: are you seriously pro israel

    Doorood, 

    No, I am definitely not “pro-Israel”. That is a far too simplified explanation on my stance on this subject. I am also most certainly not “pro-Palestine”. I believe that historically Israel, when it comes to Iran, has been a better ally than any other Arab state. If one looks at the history of Iran, never has it been attacked by Israel. Of course now, Iran and Israel are referred to as “lifelong enemies” but if anyone were to pick up a history book and read the historical ties between these two lands, they would see that Iranians have much stronger relations with Israelis then Arabs. 

    I believe that the dialogue of hatred that has existed between Iran and Israel ever since the Islamic Republic was created needs to be abolished. These countries being the only non-Arabs in the entire Middle East should be working together to remain non-Arab. I believe that the next regime that rules Iran should be more open to working with Israel, as Iran can not just ignore and hate the country, and vice versa.

    Personally, I do not agree with certain Israeli policies such as their most recent offensive against Palestine. I believe that the most important thing is human life and therefore things such as limiting movement in and out of Palestine, blockading the country and more should be removed. Of course, I also believe that Hamas is no angel, and in order to attain peace the organization would likely need to dissolve.

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  5. vintage-iran:

Darband, Iran - 1950s

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    Darband, Iran - 1950s

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  6. vintage-iran:

Iranian college students - 1970s 

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    Iranian college students - 1970s 

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  7. Iranians and the tomb of Cyrus the Great of Persia.

    Iranians and the tomb of Cyrus the Great of Persia.

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  8. The Shah of Iran meeting with the UAE ambassador. 

    The Shah of Iran meeting with the UAE ambassador. 

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  9. nmontinari:

Apadana, Persepolis, Iran.

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    Apadana, Persepolis, Iran.

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  10. National Garden Square, 1963, in Arak, Iran.

    National Garden Square, 1963, in Arak, Iran.

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  11. queefan:

Henri Cartier-Bresson
IRAN. Tehran. 1950. Medan Sepah which is the center square, with a riding statue of the former Shah. Between a taxi and an American car passes the water wagon called the Shah’s water (the drinking water provided in the town).

    queefan:

    Henri Cartier-Bresson

    IRAN. Tehran. 1950. Medan Sepah which is the center square, with a riding statue of the former Shah. Between a taxi and an American car passes the water wagon called the Shah’s water (the drinking water provided in the town).

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  12. General Zahedi sending a message to the Shah, following the coup against Prime Minister Dr. Mosaddegh, inviting him back from exile: The coup, backed by the United States and Britain, lead to a large distrust in Western powers by Iranians that still exists. General Zahedi would become and stay Prime Minister for the next two years. 

    General Zahedi sending a message to the Shah, following the coup against Prime Minister Dr. Mosaddegh, inviting him back from exile: The coup, backed by the United States and Britain, lead to a large distrust in Western powers by Iranians that still exists. General Zahedi would become and stay Prime Minister for the next two years. 

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  13. Reza Shah the Great’s Mausoleum: Following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Ayatollah Khalkhali, a man jailed during the Pahlavi Dynasty as a mentally unstable individual, demolished the monument. Hopefully, one day a new monument can be built in honor of one of the greatest Shahs of Iran. 

    Reza Shah the Great’s Mausoleum: Following the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Ayatollah Khalkhali, a man jailed during the Pahlavi Dynasty as a mentally unstable individual, demolished the monument. Hopefully, one day a new monument can be built in honor of one of the greatest Shahs of Iran. 

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  14. Iranians reading the newspaper following the birth of Reza Pahlavi in 1960.

    Iranians reading the newspaper following the birth of Reza Pahlavi in 1960.

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  15. The Shah of Iran along side General Jahanbani of the Imperial Iranian Air Force. General Jahanbani introduced advanced equipment and training to the Iranian Air Force during his time as deputy chief and it has been speculated that without his contributions Iran would have lost many more lives and infrastructure during the Iran-Iraq war. This Iranian Hero was executed after the Islamic Republic came into power in 1979. 

    The Shah of Iran along side General Jahanbani of the Imperial Iranian Air Force. General Jahanbani introduced advanced equipment and training to the Iranian Air Force during his time as deputy chief and it has been speculated that without his contributions Iran would have lost many more lives and infrastructure during the Iran-Iraq war. This Iranian Hero was executed after the Islamic Republic came into power in 1979. 

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