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INDIA-FESTIVAL/
RTXFPOQ5 
August 16, 2021 
A Parsi woman carries a child as they exit a fire temple featuring carvings of ancient priests on the... 
Mumbai, India 
Persian New Year in Mumbai 
A Parsi woman carries a child as they exit a fire temple featuring carvings of ancient priests on the occasion of the Persian New Year, in Mumbai, India, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas 
INDIA-FESTIVAL/
RTXFPOQ6 
August 16, 2021 
Parsi women walk past the wall of a fire temple featuring carvings of ancient priests on the occasion... 
Mumbai, India 
Persian New Year in Mumbai 
Parsi women walk past the wall of a fire temple featuring carvings of ancient priests on the occasion of the Persian New Year, in Mumbai, India, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVV 
July 25, 2020 
An usher wears a protective face shield before the start of "The Persians" an ancient Greek drama by... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
An usher wears a protective face shield before the start of "The Persians" an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVN 
July 25, 2020 
People wearing protective face masks enter the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus to watch "The Persians",... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
People wearing protective face masks enter the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus to watch "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVQ 
July 25, 2020 
People wearing protective face masks wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
People wearing protective face masks wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVO 
July 25, 2020 
Actors perform in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
Actors perform in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVP 
July 25, 2020 
People wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
People wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVM 
July 25, 2020 
People wearing protective face masks take a selfie as they wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
People wearing protective face masks take a selfie as they wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVL 
July 25, 2020 
Actors perform in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
Actors perform in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVK 
July 25, 2020 
People waring protective face masks wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
People waring protective face masks wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVJ 
July 25, 2020 
Ushers wear protective face shields, before the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
Ushers wear protective face shields, before the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVI 
July 25, 2020 
Actors perform in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
Actors perform in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVH 
July 25, 2020 
People wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
People wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVA 
July 25, 2020 
Greek actor Lydia Koniordou performs in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
Greek actor Lydia Koniordou performs in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVB 
July 25, 2020 
People wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
People wait for the start of "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPV9 
July 25, 2020 
Greek actor Lydia Koniordou performs in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
Greek actor Lydia Koniordou performs in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/GREECE-THEATRE
RTX7LPVC 
July 25, 2020 
Greek actor Lydia Koniordou performs in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed... 
EPIDAURUS, Greece 
Ancient Greek drama performed amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Epidaurus 
Greek actor Lydia Koniordou performs in "The Persians", an ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus first performed in 472 BC, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the ancient amphitheatre of Epidaurus, Greece, July 24, 2020. Picture taken July 24, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas 
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
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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
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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
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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/
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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
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May 21, 2010 
Kubachi elder Gadzhiomar Izabakarov, 79, shows off his life-long collection of engraved silverware in... 
KUBACHI, Russia 
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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
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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
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May 21, 2010 
A general view of Kubachi, a village located 90 kilometres (56 miles) south of Makhachkala May 13, 2010.... 
KUBACHI, Russia 
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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
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May 21, 2010 
Students learn how to engrave silver in a class in Kubachi May 13, 2010. Villagers in Kubachi, whose... 
KUBACHI, Russia 
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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) 
GEORGIA/
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March 21, 2010 
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili addresses the representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during... 
Marneuli, Georgia 
Georgia's President Saakashvili addresses representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during Navruz celebration... 
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili addresses the representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during Navruz celebration in the town of Marneuli, some 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital Tbilisi March 21, 2010. Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, is widely celebrated by Muslims in Georgia. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze/Pool (GEORGIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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March 21, 2010 
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili addresses the representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during... 
Marneuli, Georgia 
Georgia's President Saakashvili addresses representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during Navruz celebration... 
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili addresses the representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during Navruz celebration in the town of Marneuli, some 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital Tbilisi March 21, 2010. Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, is widely celebrated by Muslims in Georgia. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze/Pool (GEORGIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
KYRGYZSTAN/
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March 21, 2010 
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz, an ancient holiday... 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 
Horsemen take part in Kok-boru competition as part of Navruz celebrations in the capital Bishkek 
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, celebrations in the capital Bishkek March 21, 2010. Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game which is considered to be Kyrgyzstan's national sport. Players grab a goat carcass from the ground in full gallop and try to place it into their opponents' goal, who attempt to foil the attack by snatching the headless goat away and score for their side. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) 
RUSSIA/
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March 21, 2010 
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz, an ancient holiday... 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru competition as part of Navruz celebrations in Bishkek 
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, celebrations in Bishkek March 21, 2010. Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game which is considered Kyrgyzstan's national sport. Players grab a goat carcass from the ground in full gallop and try to place it into their opponents' goal, who attempt to foil the attack by snatching the headless goat away and score for their side. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
IRAN/
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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/
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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/
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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) 
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October 08, 2007 
A marathon runner drinks during the Spartathlon race September 29, 2007. The Spartathlon is a 246 km... 
Athens, Greece 
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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) 
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