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"Iran, Beyond Stereotype"

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Iran is infused by ancient Persian customs and holds strongly onto a unifying Islamic faith, despite the politically imposed use of Islam by the authoritative regime. Simultaneously, Iran displays a modernity that sets it apart from its neighboring countries. Mr. Woods and Mr. Michel describe it as a “mysterious puzzle that still gives one the impression that some pieces are missing.”

It’s these missing puzzle pieces that Mr. Woods finds so fascinating. “Everything is surprising and very contradictory,” he said. “A person who is a reformist modern person can also hold beliefs close to the regime or vice versa.” He found the contradictions summarized by a sentence scribbled on the wall of a house he visited: “Yankees go home but take me with you.”

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See photographs taken from Iran by Mr. Woods here.

 

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