1. The Royal Persian family visit to Persepolis, Fars Province. 

    The Royal Persian family visit to Persepolis, Fars Province. 

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  2. Photograph of Iranian singers and musicians. (One I can spot clearly is Shahram Shabpareh). 

    Photograph of Iranian singers and musicians. 
    (One I can spot clearly is Shahram Shabpareh). 

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  3. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, presenting his gift to Jimmy Carter, President of the United States: a portrait of George Washington surrounded by Persian designs. 

    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, presenting his gift to Jimmy Carter, President of the United States: a portrait of George Washington surrounded by Persian designs. 

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  4. Reza Shah the Great personally overseeing the construction of roads between cities in Iran. 

    Reza Shah the Great personally overseeing the construction of roads between cities in Iran. 

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  5. Reza Shah Pahlavi and Iranian officials (circa 1930s).

    Reza Shah Pahlavi and Iranian officials (circa 1930s).

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  6. Reza Shah Pahlavi the Great inspecting the Imperial Iranian army.

    Reza Shah Pahlavi the Great inspecting the Imperial Iranian army.

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  7. farsizaban:

Hossein Fatemi (Left) Foreign minister of Iran with Mohammad Mossadeq (Right) The Prime minister of Iran talk with journalists.

    farsizaban:

    Hossein Fatemi (Left) Foreign minister of Iran with Mohammad Mossadeq (Right) The Prime minister of Iran talk with journalists.

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  8. Lemonade stand in Iran (circa 1930s). 

    Lemonade stand in Iran (circa 1930s). 

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  9. Detergent advertisement in Iran during the Pahlavi era (circa 1930s).

    Detergent advertisement in Iran during the Pahlavi era (circa 1930s).

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  10. farsizaban:

Iran, Tehran. 1998. Kids play football in the suburbs of the capital with electricity pylons forming quite a backdrop 

    farsizaban:

    Iran, Tehran. 1998. Kids play football in the suburbs of the capital with electricity pylons forming quite a backdrop 

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  11. Tomb of Cyrus the Great of Persia. Pasargadae, Iran. 

    Tomb of Cyrus the Great of Persia. Pasargadae, Iran. 

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  12. Anonymous said: Are you Zoroastrian

    Doorood,

    I am not. I do not believe in god at all. However, I am rather familiar with the religion, having read much of the Khorda Avesta. I also do believe there are many great Zoroastrian philosophies, such as the concept of doing good to others, equality amongst people, etc. I also believe it is a religion that is of great cultural importance to Iran, unlike Islam. That being said, I would hope that Iran in the future, following this current Islamic Republic, preserves ancient fire temples and other Zoroastrian cultural sites with greater care compared to now. 

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  13. Anonymous said: Iranians all have arab blood in 2014.

    Doorood,

    Well, I am sure many Iranians have Arab blood. Which is of course natural when your country is occupied by another state. But this doesn’t mean that they are any less Iranian! There are many present day Iranian-Arabs who are extremely productive and helpful in society. When Saddam Hussein invaded Iran, he expected that these Iranian-Arabs would join him and he would reach Tehran within days. They remained loyal and were crucial in fighting Iraq off. 

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  14. thedailypersian:

Nasir Ol Molk House - Shiraz, Iran 
Taken by myself on my trip to Shiraz January 2013
lightofthearyans

    thedailypersian:

    Nasir Ol Molk House - Shiraz, Iran 

    Taken by myself on my trip to Shiraz January 2013

    lightofthearyans

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  15. Anonymous said: Why do you hate arabs?

    Doorood,

    I certainly do not hate Arabs. However, I do believe that Arabs have been nothing but detrimental to Iran throughout history and even now. 

    One needs to only look at how Arabs treated Persians upon conquest. They slaughtered countless of my innocent ancestors and forced their religion upon Iranians. Islam was of course rejected by the majority of the population at first. However, over time it naturally and unfortunately became the majority. Luckily, Iran was able to more or less ‘defeat’ complete Arabization and Islamization by retaining it’s culture and tradition, unlike countries, such as Egypt, which are now considered Arab.

    In the present, the fact that Iran was able to escape assimilation has lead to Arabs continuing to resent the country. Arab leaders have continuously been trying to rid the Middle East of any other ethnic group other than Arabs. This is why Israel and Iran are two of the most hated countries in the region, as they remain the only non-Arab states. 

    With all this said, I do believe that Arabs in general have impacted Iranians more negatively than positively and therefore am not very fond of them or their culture. I do not hate all Arabs or muslims of course as there are many which I know who are wonderful people. At the same time, there are also many Arabs who are hateful and wish for the destruction of Iran. But again, as an Iranian who holds my country’s values extremely close, I do consider Arab culture to hold the exact opposite values to Persian culture. 

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