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INDIA-RELIGION/
RTS2E46I
March 21, 2019
A man touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion...
Mumbai, India
A man touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion...
A man touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion of the Persian New Year in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTS2E3N6
March 21, 2019
A man touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion...
Mumbai, India
A man touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion...
A man touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion of the Persian New Year in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTS1OJYC
March 21, 2018
A woman touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion...
Mumbai, India
A woman touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion...
A woman touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion of the Persian New Year in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
GEORGIA-TBILISI/
RTX38NYL
June 02, 2017
Lying beneath the imposing Narikala Fortress, the buildings of Old Tbilisi, the Georgian capital's historic...
Tbilisi, Georgia
The Wider Image: A wander through Old Tbilisi
Lying beneath the imposing Narikala Fortress, the buildings of Old Tbilisi, the Georgian capital's historic quarter, for centuries reflected the city's rule by Mongols, Arabs, Turks and Russians. Earthquakes and invasions - much of the pre-19th century city suffered at the hands of Persian invaders in 1795 - have shaped the old city's cobbled streets and tilting houses. So too has a drive to regenerate the enchanting, but often dilapidated, neighbourhood. With its 17-centuries-old citadel, Orthodox churches, decorated columns and balconied houses, Old Tbilisi exudes the charm of an ancient Eurasian crossroads. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili SEARCH "OLD TBILISI" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: GEORGIA-TBILISI/
AFGHANISTAN-WOMEN/MARTIALARTS
RTX2ZEY3
February 02, 2017
On a snowy mountaintop to the west of Kabul, a group of Afghan girls practise the flowing movements of...
Kabul, Afghanistan
The Wider Image: Fighting prejudice with martial arts
On a snowy mountaintop to the west of Kabul, a group of Afghan girls practise the flowing movements of Wushu, a sport developed from ancient Chinese kung fu martial arts, stretching and bending and slashing the air with bright swords. In a country where women's sport is severely restricted, the Shaolin Wushu club in a part of Kabul that is home to the capital's Hazara ethnic community, is a rare exception. Sima Azimi, the 20-year-old leading the practice session, says Wushu teaches self-defence, but just as important, "it's really effective for body and soul". Martial arts of all kinds are popular in Afghanistan, but it is a notoriously hard country for women, and the girls of the Shaolin Wushu club face regular harassment and abuse in addition to the normal dangers of life in Kabul. When possible, training goes on in a gym dominated by a poster of Hussain Sadiqi, a Hazara martial arts champion who fled to Australia in 1999 and later worked as a film stuntman. So far, all the girls in the club are Hazara, a Persian-speaking, mainly Shi'ite group who have faced a series of attacks claimed by Islamic State militants over the past year. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail SEARCH "WUSHU" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX1OLOB
August 18, 2015
A Parsi girl touches the walls of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests during...
Mumbai, India
A Parsi girl touches the walls of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests during...
A Parsi girl touches the walls of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests during the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 18, 2015. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, immigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1,000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
TRAVEL-TURKEY/SIDE
RTR4AIFD
October 17, 2014
People are seen on the east beach in Side, October 20, 2012. After thousands of years of settlement by...
SIDE, Turkey
People are seen on the east beach in Side
People are seen on the east beach in Side, October 20, 2012. After thousands of years of settlement by newcomers ranging from the ancient Greeks, Romans and Persians to pirates, Arabs and Jews, the town of Side on the Turkish Mediterranean coast is used to visitors. Side (pronounced "see day") is on Turkey's southeast coast, around 70 km (40 miles) from the city of Antalya, a popular, developed tourist resort. Picture taken October 20, 2012. To match TRAVEL-TURKEY/SIDE REUTERS/Nina Chestney (TURKEY - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY)
USA/
RTR3HCRP
March 17, 2014
Men dance in the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York...
New York, UNITED STATES
Men dance in the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York...
Men dance in the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
USA/
RTR3HCRO
March 17, 2014
A child dressed as a fire fighter holds a man's hand during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South...
New York, UNITED STATES
A child dressed as a fire fighter holds a man's hand during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South...
A child dressed as a fire fighter holds a man's hand during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
USA/
RTR3HCRL
March 17, 2014
Men dance in the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York...
New York, UNITED STATES
Men dance in the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York...
Men dance in the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
USA/
RTR3HCRI
March 17, 2014
Children in costume stand through a can sunroof during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg...
New York, UNITED STATES
Children in costume stand through a can sunroof during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg...
Children in costume stand through a can sunroof during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
USA/
RTR3HCRH
March 17, 2014
A child dressed as an astronaut stands on a street corner during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South...
New York, UNITED STATES
A child dressed as an astronaut stands on a street corner during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South...
A child dressed as an astronaut stands on a street corner during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
USA/
RTR3HCRF
March 17, 2014
A child in costume plays in the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb...
New York, UNITED STATES
A child in costume plays in the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb...
A child in costume plays in the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
USA/
RTR3HCRE
March 17, 2014
Men dance on the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York...
New York, UNITED STATES
Men dance on the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York...
Men dance on the street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
USA/
RTR3HCRC
March 17, 2014
A man with a painted beard stands on a street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg...
New York, UNITED STATES
A man with a painted beard stands on a street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg...
A man with a painted beard stands on a street during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
USA/
RTR3HCRB
March 17, 2014
A man leans out of a camper van window during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb...
New York, UNITED STATES
A man leans out of a camper van window during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb...
A man leans out of a camper van window during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
USA/
RTR3HCRA
March 17, 2014
A girl dressed as a box of popcorn stands on a street corner during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the...
New York, UNITED STATES
A girl dressed as a box of popcorn stands on a street corner during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the...
A girl dressed as a box of popcorn stands on a street corner during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA/
RTR3HCR0
March 17, 2014
Girls dressed as penguins stand on an overpass during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg...
New York, UNITED STATES
Girls dressed as penguins stand on an overpass during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg...
Girls dressed as penguins stand on an overpass during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
USA/
RTR3HCQZ
March 17, 2014
A child poses in costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York...
New York, UNITED STATES
A child poses in costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York...
A child poses in costume during the Jewish holiday of Purim in the South Williamsburg suburb of New York March 16, 2014. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated with parades and costume parties to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to exterminate them in the ancient Persian empire 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
IRAN-NOWRUZ/
RTR3F8BX
March 20, 2013
A table set with decorations is seen at Iranian restaurant Abshar in Dubai March 20, 2013. The Iranian...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A table set with decorations is seen at Iranian restaurant Abshar in Dubai
A table set with decorations is seen at Iranian restaurant Abshar in Dubai March 20, 2013. The Iranian New Year, called Nowruz, the country's most important holiday, is rooted in ancient Zoroastrian culture and marked by large family gatherings, gifts for children, vacations and spring cleaning (called "house shaking" in Persian). Nowruz, which falls on March 20 this year, is typically a time when tens of thousands of Iranians, Pasha's main customers, cross the Gulf to enjoy the city's glitzy hotels, luxury shopping and many beaches. But the number of Iranian tourists heading for Dubai's shores has slowed significantly this year. Nowruz this year caps 12 months of high inflation and unemployment and comes with no sign of an end to Western sanctions on Iran's energy and banking sectors that have halved the country's oil exports and made it difficult to conduct trade. To match story IRAN-NOWRUZ/ REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
FRANCE/
RTR3B5VU
December 03, 2012
Henri Loyrette, Director of the Louvre Museum, poses in the "Galerie du Temps" (Gallery of Time) between...
Lens, France
Henri Loyrette, Director of the Louvre Museum, poses between artworks at the Le Louvre Lens Museum, in...
Henri Loyrette, Director of the Louvre Museum, poses in the "Galerie du Temps" (Gallery of Time) between a fragment from the decoration of the Palace of Persian King Darius I, "The Archer of the Royal Guard", from the Persian Empire (L) and a statue of Pharaon Psameteck II, from ancient Egypt, on the eve of the opening of the Le Louvre Lens Museum, in Lens, northern France, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY)
ATHLETICS/MARATHON-ATHENS
RTXU20Q
October 31, 2010
Marathon runners dressed as ancient Greek warriors run under a bridge close to the end of the Athens...
Marathon, Greece
Marathon runners dressed as ancient Greek warriors run under a bridge close to the end of the Athens...
Marathon runners dressed as ancient Greek warriors run under a bridge close to the end of the Athens Classic Marathon October 31, 2010. This year marks the 2,500th anniversary of the fabled 490 BC run of Athenian messenger Pheidippidis, who is said to have run from Marathon to Athens to announce victory over the invading Persian army. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)
ATHLETICS/GREECE
RTXU1H2
October 31, 2010
Runners dressed as ancient Greek warriors run at the start of the Athens' Marathon race in Marathon town,...
Athens, Greece
Runners dressed as ancient Greek warriors run at the start of the Athens' Marathon race in Marathon town...
Runners dressed as ancient Greek warriors run at the start of the Athens' Marathon race in Marathon town, northeast of Athens, October 31, 2010. This year is the 2,500th anniversary of the fabled 490 BC run of Athenian messenger Pheidippidis, who is said to have run from Marathon to Athens to announce victory over the invading Persian army. There will be a record 12,500 runners -- more than three times the usual figure -- and a record total of 3,000 Greeks taking part in the 28th edition of the race on Sunday. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SPORT ATHLETICS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
IRAN
RTR2I8K9
September 12, 2010
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to...
Tehran, Iran
The Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact, is seen on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran...
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

The Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact, is seen on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran September 12, 2010. Iran has received an ancient Persian treasure from the British Museum after a months-long dispute over its loan to the Islamic Republic, state media reported on Friday. Cyrus is regarded as one of ancient Persia's greatest historical figures and is credited as the author of a decree inscribed on the cylinder, which some have described as the first charter of human rights. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
IRAN
RTR2I8K5
September 12, 2010
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to...
Tehran, Iran
The Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact, is seen on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran...
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

The Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact, is seen on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran September 12, 2010. Iran has received an ancient Persian treasure from the British Museum after a months-long dispute over its loan to the Islamic Republic, state media reported on Friday. Cyrus is regarded as one of ancient Persia's greatest historical figures and is credited as the author of a decree inscribed on the cylinder, which some have described as the first charter of human rights. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
IRAN
RTR2I8JO
September 12, 2010
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to...
Tehran, Iran
The Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact, is seen on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran...
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

The Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact, is seen on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran September 12, 2010. Iran has received an ancient Persian treasure from the British Museum after a months-long dispute over its loan to the Islamic Republic, state media reported on Friday. Cyrus is regarded as one of ancient Persia's greatest historical figures and is credited as the author of a decree inscribed on the cylinder, which some have described as the first charter of human rights. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
IRAN
RTR2I8IG
September 12, 2010
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to...
Tehran, Iran
Iranian President Ahmadinejad views the unveiling on the Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact, at...
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad views the unveiling on the Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact,at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran September 12, 2010. Iran has received an ancient Persian treasure from the British Museum after a months-long dispute over its loan to the Islamic Republic, state media reported on Friday. Cyrus is regarded as one of ancient Persia's greatest historical figures and is credited as the author of a decree inscribed on the cylinder, which some have described as the first charter of human rights. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
IRAN
RTR2I8HH
September 12, 2010
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to...
Tehran, Iran
Iranian President Ahmadinejad views the unveiling on the Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. Artefact, at...
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he views the unveiling on the Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact,at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran September 12, 2010. Iran has received an ancient Persian treasure from the British Museum after a months-long dispute over its loan to the Islamic Republic, state media reported on Friday. Cyrus is regarded as one of ancient Persia's greatest historical figures and is credited as the author of a decree inscribed on the cylinder, which some have described as the first charter of human rights. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
IRAN
RTR2I8GO
September 12, 2010
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to...
Tehran, Iran
Iranian President Ahmadinejad views the unveiling on the Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. Artefact, at...
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2nd R) views the unveiling on the Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact,at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran September 12, 2010. Iran has received an ancient Persian treasure from the British Museum after a months-long dispute over its loan to the Islamic Republic, state media reported on Friday. Cyrus is regarded as one of ancient Persia's greatest historical figures and is credited as the author of a decree inscribed on the cylinder, which some have described as the first charter of human rights. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
IRAN
RTR2I8GJ
September 12, 2010
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to...
Tehran, Iran
The Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact, is seen on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran...
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

The Cyrus Cylinder, a 539-530 B.C. artefact, is seen on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran September 12, 2010. Iran has received an ancient Persian treasure from the British Museum after a months-long dispute over its loan to the Islamic Republic, state media reported on Friday. Cyrus is regarded as one of ancient Persia's greatest historical figures and is credited as the author of a decree inscribed on the cylinder, which some have described as the first charter of human rights. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2HEL5
August 19, 2010
Parsi children touch the walls of a Parsi fire temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient priests...
Mumbai, India
Parsi children touch the walls of a Parsi fire temple in Mumbai
Parsi children touch the walls of a Parsi fire temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient priests during the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2010. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, immigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY
RTR2E6NQ
May 21, 2010
Kubachi elder Gadzhiomar Izabakarov, 79, shows off his life-long collection of engraved silverware in...
KUBACHI, Russia
To match Reuters Life! RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY
Kubachi elder Gadzhiomar Izabakarov, 79, shows off his life-long collection of engraved silverware in his mini-museum at his home in Kubachi May 13, 2010. Villagers in Kubachi, whose population is a mere 2,300, boast that every man, woman and child has mastered the ancient tradition of delicate silverwork, first brought to the region by Persian traders almost two millennia ago. Picture taken May 13, 2010. To match Reuters Life! RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY REUTERS/Sergei Rasulov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY
RTR2E6NN
May 21, 2010
Kubachi elder Gadzhiomar Izabakarov, 79, shows off his life-long collection of engraved silverware in...
KUBACHI, Russia
To match Reuters Life! RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY
Kubachi elder Gadzhiomar Izabakarov, 79, shows off his life-long collection of engraved silverware in his mini-museum at his home in Kubachi May 13, 2010. Villagers in Kubachi, whose population is a mere 2,300, boast that every man, woman and child has mastered the ancient tradition of delicate silverwork, first brought to the region by Persian traders almost two millennia ago. Picture taken May 13, 2010. To match Reuters Life! RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY REUTERS/Sergei Rasulov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY
RTR2E6NM
May 21, 2010
A general view of Kubachi, a village located 90 kilometres (56 miles) south of Makhachkala May 13, 2010....
KUBACHI, Russia
To match Reuters Life! RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY
A general view of Kubachi, a village located 90 kilometres (56 miles) south of Makhachkala May 13, 2010. Villagers in Kubachi, whose population is a mere 2,300, boast that every man, woman and child has mastered the ancient tradition of delicate silverwork, first brought to the region by Persian traders almost two millennia ago. Picture taken May 13, 2010. To match Reuters Life! RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY REUTERS/Sergei Rasulov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY
RTR2E6MR
May 21, 2010
Students learn how to engrave silver in a class in Kubachi May 13, 2010. Villagers in Kubachi, whose...
KUBACHI, Russia
To match Reuters Life! RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY
Students learn how to engrave silver in a class in Kubachi May 13, 2010. Villagers in Kubachi, whose population is a mere 2,300, boast that every man, woman and child has mastered the ancient tradition of delicate silverwork, first brought to the region by Persian traders almost two millennia ago. Picture taken May 13, 2010. To match Reuters Life! RUSSIA-DAGESTAN/JEWELERY REUTERS/Sergei Rasulov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
IRAN/
RTXAQY5
November 19, 2008
A man dressed as Zal, a Character in the ancient Persian epic poem Shahnameh (Book of Kings), performs...
Tehran, Iran
A man dressed as Zal performs during exhibition on Investment Opportunities in Iran's Tourism Industry...
A man dressed as Zal, a Character in the ancient Persian epic poem Shahnameh (Book of Kings), performs during an exhibition on Investment Opportunities in Iran's Tourism Industry in Tehran November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/
RTXAQY1
November 19, 2008
A man dressed as Arash, a hero in the ancient Persian epic poem Shahnameh (Book of Kings), performs during...
Tehran, Iran
A man dressed as Arash performs during an exhibition on Investment Opportunities in Iran's Tourism Industry...
A man dressed as Arash, a hero in the ancient Persian epic poem Shahnameh (Book of Kings), performs during an exhibition on Investment Opportunities in Iran's Tourism Industry in Tehran November 19, 2008. The fable states that Arash placed his life in the arrow and where the arrow landed marked the edge of the Persian Empire and the death of Arash. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
IRAN/
RTXAQXS
November 19, 2008
An artist dressed as Esfandiar, a hero in the ancient Persian epic poem Shahnameh (Book of Kings), performs...
Tehran, Iran
An artist dressed as Esfandiar performs during exhibition on Investment Opportunities in Iran's Tourism...
An artist dressed as Esfandiar, a hero in the ancient Persian epic poem Shahnameh (Book of Kings), performs during an exhibition on Investment Opportunities in Iran's Tourism Industry in Tehran November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)
SPARTATHLON/
RTR1UP4G
October 08, 2007
A marathon runner drinks during the Spartathlon race September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km...
Athens, Greece
To match feature SPARTATHLON/
A marathon runner drinks during the Spartathlon race September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km (153 mile) race from Athens to Sparta, which organisers say retraces the footsteps of the ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides, famous for running from Marathon to Athens to bring news of a victory against the Persians. Along the way runners face heatstroke, blood blisters, lost toenails and hallucinations from exhaustion. Their reward is a sip of water given by 'Spartan virgins', in the tradition of ancient Greek history. To match feature SPARTATHLON/ Picture taken September 29, 2007. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
SPARTATHLON/
RTR1UP4F
October 08, 2007
Marathon runners rest during the Spartathlon race September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km (153...
Athens, Greece
To match feature SPARTATHLON/
Marathon runners rest during the Spartathlon race September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km (153 mile) race from Athens to Sparta, which organisers say retraces the footsteps of the ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides, famous for running from Marathon to Athens to bring news of a victory against the Persians. Along the way runners face heatstroke, blood blisters, lost toenails and hallucinations from exhaustion. Their reward is a sip of water given by 'Spartan virgins', in the tradition of ancient Greek history. To match feature SPARTATHLON/ Picture taken September 29, 2007. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
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October 08, 2007
A marathon runner drinks from a pot as he stands below Leonidas statue at the finishing line of the Spartathlon...
Athens, Greece
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A marathon runner drinks from a pot as he stands below Leonidas statue at the finishing line of the Spartathlon race in Sparti, southwestern Greece September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km (153 mile) race from Athens to Sparta, which organisers say retraces the footsteps of the ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides, famous for running from Marathon to Athens to bring news of a victory against the Persians. Along the way runners face heatstroke, blood blisters, lost toenails and hallucinations from exhaustion. Their reward is a sip of water given by 'Spartan virgins', in the tradition of ancient Greek history. To match feature SPARTATHLON/ Picture taken September 29, 2007. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
SPARTATHLON/
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October 08, 2007
Brazil's Valmir Nunes kisses the foot of Leonidas statue at the finishing line of the Spartathlon marathon...
SPARTI, Greece
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Brazil's Valmir Nunes kisses the foot of Leonidas statue at the finishing line of the Spartathlon marathon race in Sparti, southwestern Greece September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km (153 mile) race from Athens to Sparta, which organisers say retraces the footsteps of the ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides, famous for running from Marathon to Athens to bring news of a victory against the Persians. Along the way runners face heatstroke, blood blisters, lost toenails and hallucinations from exhaustion. Their reward is a sip of water given by 'Spartan virgins', in the tradition of ancient Greek history. To match feature SPARTATHLON/ Picture taken September 29, 2007. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
SPARTATHLON/
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October 08, 2007
Poland's Piotr Kurylo faints after he crossed the finishing line of the Spartathlon marathon race in...
SPARTI, Greece
To match feature SPARTATHLON/
Poland's Piotr Kurylo faints after he crossed the finishing line of the Spartathlon marathon race in Sparti, southwestern Greece September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km (153 mile) race from Athens to Sparta, which organisers say retraces the footsteps of the ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides, famous for running from Marathon to Athens to bring news of a victory against the Persians. Along the way runners face heatstroke, blood blisters, lost toenails and hallucinations from exhaustion. Their reward is a sip of water given by 'Spartan virgins', in the tradition of ancient Greek history. To match feature SPARTATHLON/ Picture taken September 29, 2007. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
SPARTATHLON/
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October 08, 2007
A marathon runner rests during the Spartathlon race September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km (153...
Athens, Greece
To match feature SPARTATHLON/
A marathon runner rests during the Spartathlon race September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km (153 mile) race from Athens to Sparta, which organisers say retraces the footsteps of the ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides, famous for running from Marathon to Athens to bring news of a victory against the Persians. Along the way runners face heatstroke, blood blisters, lost toenails and hallucinations from exhaustion. Their reward is a sip of water given by 'Spartan virgins', in the tradition of ancient Greek history. To match feature SPARTATHLON/ Picture taken September 29, 2007. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
SPARTATHLON/
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October 08, 2007
Poland's Piotr Kurylo kisses the foot of Leonidas statue at the finishing line of the Spartathlon marathon...
SPARTI, Greece
To match feature SPARTATHLON/
Poland's Piotr Kurylo kisses the foot of Leonidas statue at the finishing line of the Spartathlon marathon race in Sparti, southwestern Greece September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km (153 mile) race from Athens to Sparta, which organisers say retraces the footsteps of the ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides, famous for running from Marathon to Athens to bring news of a victory against the Persians. Along the way runners face heatstroke, blood blisters, lost toenails and hallucinations from exhaustion. Their reward is a sip of water given by 'Spartan virgins', in the tradition of ancient Greek history. To match feature SPARTATHLON/ Picture taken September 29, 2007. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE)
IRAN-CYRUS/DAM
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October 03, 2007
A carpet salesman moves a framed picture showing the tomb of Cyrus the Great, a revered King of the Persian...
Tehran, Iran
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A carpet salesman moves a framed picture showing the tomb of Cyrus the Great, a revered King of the Persian Empire, in Shiraz, south of Tehran, September 24, 2007. For 2,500 years, the tomb of Cyrus the Great has stood on the plain at Pasargadae in southern Iran, a simple but dignified monument to a king revered as the founder of the mighty Persian empire. But some fear a new dam and reservoir pose a threat to the ancient structure. Picture taken September 24, 2007. To match feature IRAN-CYRUS/DAM REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN)
IRAN-CYRUS/DAM
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October 03, 2007
The tomb of Cyrus the Great, a revered King of the Persian Empire, is seen at Pasargadae outside Shiraz,...
Tehran, Iran
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The tomb of Cyrus the Great, a revered King of the Persian Empire, is seen at Pasargadae outside Shiraz, south of Tehran, September 24, 2007. For 2,500 years, the tomb of Cyrus the Great has stood on the plain at Pasargadae in southern Iran, a simple but dignified monument to a king revered as the founder of the mighty Persian empire. But some fear a new dam and reservoir pose a threat to the ancient structure. Picture taken September 24, 2007. To match feature IRAN-CYRUS/DAM REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN)
IRAN
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April 29, 2007
A general view of the destroyed ancient citadel of Bam 1,250 km (776 miles) southeast of Tehran April...
Bam, Iran
A general view of the destroyed ancient citadel of Bam
A general view of the destroyed ancient citadel of Bam 1,250 km (776 miles) southeast of Tehran April 29, 2007. Much of the city of Bam was devastated by an earthquake in December 2003. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)
MIDEAST WATER
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August 23, 2006
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem August...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem August 23, 2006. Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an ancient water system which was modified by the conquering Persians to turn the desert into a paradise. The network of reservoirs, drain pipes and underground tunnels served one of the grandest palaces in the biblical kingdom of Judea. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL)
MIDEAST WATER
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August 23, 2006
Israeli and international students and volunteers work at an archeological site near Jerusalem August...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israeli and international students and volunteers work at an archeological site near Jerusalem
Israeli and international students and volunteers work at an archeological site near Jerusalem August 23, 2006. Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an ancient water system which was modified by the conquering Persians to turn the desert into a paradise. The network of reservoirs, drain pipes and underground tunnels served one of the grandest palaces in the biblical kingdom of Judea. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL)
MIDEAST
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August 23, 2006
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem August...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem August 23, 2006. Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an ancient water system which was modified by the conquering Persians to turn the desert into a paradise. The network of reservoirs, drain pipes and underground tunnels served one of the grandest palaces in the biblical kingdom of Judea. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL)
MIDEAST WATER
RTR1GM1U
August 23, 2006
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem August...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem August 23, 2006. Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an ancient water system which was modified by the conquering Persians to turn the desert into a paradise. The network of reservoirs, drain pipes and underground tunnels served one of the grandest palaces in the biblical kingdom of Judea. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL)
MIDEAST WATER
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August 23, 2006
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem August...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem
Israeli and international students and volunteers dig at an archaeological site near Jerusalem August 23, 2006. Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an ancient water system which was modified by the conquering Persians to turn the desert into a paradise. The network of reservoirs, drain pipes and underground tunnels served one of the grandest palaces in the biblical kingdom of Judea. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL)
TURKEY KURDS
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March 19, 2006
Kurdish demonstrators display posters of jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan and their flags...
Istanbul, Turkey
Kurdish demonstrators display posters of jailed rebel leader Ocalan in Istanbul
Kurdish demonstrators display posters of jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan and their flags as they gather on an ancient building to celebrate Newroz, the new year or spring festival, Istanbul March 19, 2006. Kurdish residents celebrate Newroz, which falls on March 21, marking the arrival of spring. Newroz means 'New Year' in Persian and it is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Fatih Saribas
INDIA
RTXNPGK
August 20, 2005
A Parsi lady walks besides the wall of a fire temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient head priests,...
Mumbai, India
A Parsi lady walks besides the wall of a fire temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient head pr.....
A Parsi lady walks besides the wall of a fire temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient head priests, on the Parsi New Year in Mumbai August 20, 2005. Followers of the Persian prophet Zarathustra, the Parsi community arrived in western India 1200 years ago after they fled Persia following persecution from Arab conquerors.
INDIA
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August 20, 2005
A Parsi lady walks besides the wall of a fire temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient head priests,...
Mumbai, India
A Parsi lady walks besides the wall of a fire temple on the Parsi New Year in Mumbai.
A Parsi lady walks besides the wall of a fire temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient head priests, on the Parsi New Year in Mumbai August 20, 2005. Followers of the Persian prophet Zarathustra, the Parsi community arrived in western India 1200 years ago after they fled Persia following persecution from Arab conquerors. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe AD/NL
INDIA
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August 20, 2004
A Parsi lady places her hand reverentially on the wall of a fire temple featuring lifesize carvings of...
Bombay, India
A Parsi lady places her hand reverentially on the wall of a fire temple in Bombay.
A Parsi lady places her hand reverentially on the wall of a fire temple featuring lifesize carvings of ancient head priests in Bombay on the Parsi New Year, August 20, 2004. Followers of the Persian prophet Zarathustra, the Parsi community arrived in western India 1200 years ago after they fled Persia following persecution from Arab conquerors. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe
GREECE OLYMPICS MARATHON
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July 26, 2004
The statue of Pheidippides, the man who ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 B.C to announce Greece' s...
Athens, Greece
The statue of Pheidippides is placed next to the Marathon route, some 20 kilometres off Athens.
The statue of Pheidippides, the man who ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 B.C to announce Greece' s victory against the Persians in one of the most famous battles of ancient times, is placed next to the Marathon route, some 20 kilometres from Athens July 26, 2004. The route was plagued by delays and required major renovation of the 42 kilkometre road to Athens. REUTERS/John Kolesidis JK/DBP
GREECE OLYMPICS MARATHON
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July 26, 2004
Police officer walks in front of monument at beginning of Marathon race route on day of project's delivery...
Athens, Greece
Police officer walks in front of monument at beginning of Marathon race route on day of project's ......
Police officer walks in front of monument at beginning of Marathon race route on day of project's delivery to Games organisers in Athens. A police officer walks in front of a monument at the beginning of the Marathon race route on the day of the project's delivery to the Games organisers, Athens July 26, 2004. The route, which mainly follows the path taken by a Greek messenger who ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to declare victory over the Persians in one of the most famous battles of ancient times, was plagued by delays and required major renovation of the 42 kilkometre road to Athens. REUTERS/John Kolesidis
GREECE OLYMPICS MARATHON
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July 26, 2004
Phevos and Athena the official Athens 2004 Olympic Games mascots wave in front of monument at beginning...
Athens, Greece
Phevos and Athena the official Athens 2004 Olympic Games mascots wave in front of monument at ...
Phevos and Athena the official Athens 2004 Olympic Games mascots wave in front of monument at beginning of Marathon route in Athens. Phevos (R) and Athena, the official Athens 2004 Olympic Games mascots, wave in front of a monument at the beginning of the Marathon race route on the day of the project's delivery to the Games organisers, Athens July 26, 2004. The route, which mainly follows the path taken by a Greek messenger who ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC to declare victory over the Persians in one of the most famous battles of ancient times, was plagued by delays and required major renovation of the 42 kilkometre road to Athens. REUTERS/John Kolesidis
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