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IRAN/
RTX9428 
October 01, 2008 
Zoroastrian children dance during the historic Mehregan celebration in Tehran October 1, 2008. Zoroastrians... 
Tehran, Iran 
Zoroastrian children dance during the historic Mehregan celebration in Tehran 
Zoroastrian children dance during the historic Mehregan celebration in Tehran October 1, 2008. Zoroastrians living in Iran hold the Mehregan ceremony to thank God for a good summer and cold winter during the first ten days of autumn. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN/
RTX9427 
October 01, 2008 
Iranian Zoroastrians pray during the historic Mehregan celebration in Tehran October 1, 2008. Zoroastrians... 
Tehran, Iran 
Iranian Zoroastrians pray during the historic Mehregan celebration in Tehran 
Iranian Zoroastrians pray during the historic Mehregan celebration in Tehran October 1, 2008. Zoroastrians living in Iran hold the Mehregan ceremony to thank God for a good summer and cold winter during the first ten days of autumn. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
INDIA
RTR21D81 
August 19, 2008 
Devotees pray at a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis,... 
Mumbai, India 
Devotees pray at a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai 
Devotees pray at a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR21D7V 
August 19, 2008 
An Indian Parsi girl prepares to tie a scarf on her head before entering a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi... 
Mumbai, India 
An Indian Parsi girl prepares to tie a scarf on her head before entering a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi... 
An Indian Parsi girl prepares to tie a scarf on her head before entering a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR21D7U 
August 19, 2008 
A devotee prays in front of religious scriptures Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai... 
Mumbai, India 
A devotee prays in front of religious scriptures Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai... 
A devotee prays in front of religious scriptures Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR21D7T 
August 19, 2008 
A devotee enters a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis,... 
Mumbai, India 
A devotee enters a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai 
A devotee enters a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR21D7S 
August 19, 2008 
A family leaves a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis,... 
Mumbai, India 
Family leaves a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai 
A family leaves a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR21D7Q 
August 19, 2008 
Devotees embrace at a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis,... 
Mumbai, India 
Devotees embrace at a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai 
Devotees embrace at a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR21D7O 
August 19, 2008 
A devotee prays at a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis,... 
Mumbai, India 
Indian Parsi man pray at a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai 
A devotee prays at a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR21D6B 
August 19, 2008 
A devotee enters a Parsi fire temple on Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants... 
Mumbai, India 
A devotee enters a Parsi fire temple on Parsi New Year day in Mumbai 
A devotee enters a Parsi fire temple on Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR21D5W 
August 19, 2008 
A devotee enters a Parsi fire temple on Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants... 
Mumbai, India 
A devotee enters a Parsi fire temple on Parsi New Year day in Mumbai 
A devotee enters a Parsi fire temple on Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 19, 2008. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
IRAN/
RTX5AVT 
January 07, 2008 
Iranian Zoroastrian Aflatoun Ziafat fills in paperwork to register as a candidate in an upcoming parliamentary... 
Tehran, Iran 
Iranian Zoroastrian Aflatoun Ziafat fills in paperwork to register as parliamentary candidate in Tehran... 
Iranian Zoroastrian Aflatoun Ziafat fills in paperwork to register as a candidate in an upcoming parliamentary election, at the Interior Ministry building in central Tehran January 7, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN) 
INDIA
RTR1SXTD 
August 20, 2007 
Katy Mehta (L) is helped to the Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 20, 2007.... 
Mumbai, India 
Mehta is helped to the Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai 
Katy Mehta (L) is helped to the Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 20, 2007. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR1SXSD 
August 20, 2007 
A girl wears a scarf on her head prior to entering a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai... 
Mumbai, India 
A girl wears a scarf on her head prior to entering a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai... 
A girl wears a scarf on her head prior to entering a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 20, 2007. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR1SXO1 
August 20, 2007 
A man prays at a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year Day in Mumbai August 20, 2007. The Parsis, descendants... 
Mumbai, India 
A man prays at a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year Day in Mumbai 
A man prays at a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year Day in Mumbai August 20, 2007. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR1SXNZ 
August 20, 2007 
Children enter a fire temple on the Parsi New Year day as a beggar boy (R) looks on in Mumbai August... 
Mumbai, India 
Children enter a fire temple on the Parsi New Year day as a beggar boy looks on in Mumbai 
Children enter a fire temple on the Parsi New Year day as a beggar boy (R) looks on in Mumbai August 20, 2007. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR1SXNQ 
August 20, 2007 
Katy Mehta, an Indian Parsi woman, enters a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August... 
Mumbai, India 
Mehta, an Indian Parsi woman, enters a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai 
Katy Mehta, an Indian Parsi woman, enters a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai August 20, 2007. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR1SXNI 
August 20, 2007 
Parsi children wear scarves on their heads as they enter a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year Day in... 
Mumbai, India 
Parsi children wear scarves on their heads as they enter a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year Day in... 
Parsi children wear scarves on their heads as they enter a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year Day in Mumbai August 20, 2007. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR1SXLU 
August 20, 2007 
A woman stands in a Parsi temple as other Parsis are seen praying to mark the Parsi New Year in Mumbai... 
Mumbai, India 
A woman stands in a Parsi temple as other Parsis are seen praying to mark the Parsi New Year in Mumbai... 
A woman stands in a Parsi temple as other Parsis are seen praying to mark the Parsi New Year in Mumbai August 20, 2007. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR1SXLT 
August 20, 2007 
A woman walks to a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year's day in Mumbai August 20, 2007. The Parsis,... 
Mumbai, India 
A woman walks to a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year's day in Mumbai 
A woman walks to a Parsi fire temple on the Parsi New Year's day in Mumbai August 20, 2007. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR1GJ37 
August 20, 2006 
A woman prepares to enter a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year in Mumbai August 20, 2006. The Parsis,... 
Mumbai, India 
A woman prepares to enter a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year in Mumbai 
A woman prepares to enter a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year in Mumbai August 20, 2006. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe (INDIA) 
INDIA
RTR1GJ31 
August 20, 2006 
A woman enters a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year in Mumbai August 20, 2006. The Parsis, descendants... 
Mumbai, India 
A woman enters a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year in Mumbai 
A woman enters a Parsi temple on the Parsi New Year in Mumbai August 20, 2006. The Parsis, descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, emigrated to the Indian subcontinent more than 1000 years ago to escape religious persecution after the Islamic conquest. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe (INDIA) 
IRAN
RTR1EKKD 
June 18, 2006 
The shrine of Chak Chak lies on the edge of the desert in central Iran near the city of Yazd, 677 km... 
Yazd, Iran 
The shrine of Chak Chak lies on edge of desert in Iran 
The shrine of Chak Chak lies on the edge of the desert in central Iran near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles) southeast of Tehran June 16, 2006. Chak chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK9C 
June 17, 2006 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK96 
June 17, 2006 
Zoroastrians pray in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrians pray in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
Zoroastrians pray in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK93 
June 17, 2006 
A Zoroastrian man attends a traditional religious ceremony in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrian man attends a traditional religious ceremony in Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
A Zoroastrian man attends a traditional religious ceremony in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK8Z 
June 17, 2006 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK8U 
June 17, 2006 
A Zoroastrian man prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrian man prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
A Zoroastrian man prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK8R 
June 17, 2006 
A Zoroastrian girl prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrian girl prays in Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
A Zoroastrian girl prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK8K 
June 17, 2006 
A Zoroastrian man prays in the Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd,... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrian man prays in the Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
A Zoroastrian man prays in the Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK8A 
June 17, 2006 
The shrine of Chak Chak lies on the edge of the desert in central Iran near the city of Yazd, 677 km... 
Yazd, Iran 
The shrine of Chak Chak lies on the edge of the desert in central Iran near the city of Yazd 
The shrine of Chak Chak lies on the edge of the desert in central Iran near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK83 
June 17, 2006 
A Zoroastrian woman prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd,... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrian woman prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
A Zoroastrian woman prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK7Z 
June 17, 2006 
A Zoroastrian woman prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak central Iran near the city of Yazd 677... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrian woman prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
A Zoroastrian woman prays in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak central Iran near the city of Yazd 677 kilometres (249 miles) southeast of Tehran June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK7U 
June 17, 2006 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in the Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in the Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. Picture taken June 16, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK5S 
June 17, 2006 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrians pray around fireplace in Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK52 
June 17, 2006 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in a Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EK3A 
June 17, 2006 
A Zoroastrian man and his son pray in the Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrian man and son pray in Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak 
A Zoroastrian man and his son pray in the Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran, near the city of Yazd, 677 km (420 miles), southeast of Tehran, June 16, 2006. Chak chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EJA4 
June 16, 2006 
The shrine of Chak Chak lies on the edge of the desert in central Iran near the city of Yazd, 677 kilometres... 
Yazd, Iran 
The shrine of Chak Chak lies on the edge of the desert in central Iran 
The shrine of Chak Chak lies on the edge of the desert in central Iran near the city of Yazd, 677 kilometres southeast of Tehran June 16, 2006. Chak chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR1EJA3 
June 16, 2006 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in the Zoroastrian temple of Chak Chak in central Iran near the... 
Yazd, Iran 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in the Zoroastrian temple of Chak Chak in central Iran 
Zoroastrians pray around a fireplace in the Zoroastrian temple of Chak Chak in central Iran near the city of Yazd, 677 kilometres southeast of Tehran June 16, 2006. Chak chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the searing desert of central, is the most sacred of the Zoroastrian mountain shrines. Every year on June 14-18, thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other parts of the world meet at the Zoroastrian fire temple. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN) 
IRAN
RTR19LVF 
October 17, 2005 
A Christian Iranian man holds a banner during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran... 
Tehran, Iran 
A Christian Iranian man holds a banner during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran... 
A Christian Iranian man holds a banner during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran October 17, 2005. Hundreds of Iranian Christian, Zoroastrians and Jews demonstrated in front of the British Embassy in Tehran to support Iran's right to nuclear technology. The placard reads: "U.S. And United Kingdom, death to your deception". REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi 
IRAN
RTR19LV3 
October 17, 2005 
Members of Iran's religious minorities chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy... 
Tehran, Iran 
Members of Iran's religious minorities chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy... 
Members of Iran's religious minorities chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran October 17, 2005. Hundreds of Iranian Christian, Zoroastrians and Jews demonstrated in front of the British Embassy in Tehran to support Iran's right to nuclear technology. The placard on the right reads: "Every Iranian condemns efforts to deprive Iran from nuclear technology" and the placard on the left reads: "Yes to peaceful use of nuclear science". REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi 
IRAN
RTR19LLS 
October 17, 2005 
Members of Iran's religious minorities chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy... 
Tehran, Iran 
Members of Iran's religious minorities chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy... 
Members of Iran's religious minorities chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran October 17, 2005. Hundreds of Iranian Christian, Zoroastrians and Jews demonstrated in front of the British Embassy in Tehran to support Iran's right to nuclear technology. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi 
IRAN
RTR19LLI 
October 17, 2005 
An Iranian Zoroastrian cleric takes part in a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran... 
Tehran, Iran 
An Iranian Zoroastrian cleric takes part in a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran... 
An Iranian Zoroastrian cleric takes part in a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran October 17, 2005. Hundreds of Iranian Christian, Zoroastrians and Jews demonstrated in front of the British Embassy in Tehran to support Iran's right to nuclear technology. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi 
NUCLEAR IRAN
RTR19KNC 
October 17, 2005 
Children from Iran's religious minorities chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the British... 
Tehran, Iran 
Children from Iran's religious minorities chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the British... 
Children from Iran's religious minorities chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran October 17, 2005. Hundreds of Iranian Christian, Zoroastrians and Jews demonstrated in front of the British Embassy in Tehran to support Iran's right to nuclear technology. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi 
IRAN
RTR18IS6 
September 29, 2005 
An Iranian Zoroastrian cleric distributes holy dried nuts to Muslim guests at the historic Mehregan celebration... 
Abyaneh, Iran 
Iranian Zoroastrian cleric distributes holy dried nuts to Muslim guests at historic Mehregan celebration... 
An Iranian Zoroastrian cleric distributes holy dried nuts to Muslim guests at the historic Mehregan celebration at a hotel in Abyaneh village, 450 km (279 miles) south of Tehran September 29, 2005. Zoroastrians living in Iran hold the Mehregan ceremony to thank God for a good summer and cold winter during the first ten days of autumn. Picture taken on September 29. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl PP05100031 
IRAN
RTR18IRT 
September 29, 2005 
An Iranian Zoroastrian woman prepares to speak to Muslims at the historic Mehregan celebration at a hotel... 
Abyaneh, Iran 
An Iranian Zoroastrian woman prepares to speak to Muslims at the historic Mehregan celebration in Abyaneh... 
An Iranian Zoroastrian woman prepares to speak to Muslims at the historic Mehregan celebration at a hotel in Abyaneh village, 450 km (279 miles) south of Tehran September 29, 2005. Zoroastrians living in Iran hold the Mehregan ceremony to thank God for a good summer and cold winter during the first ten days of autumn. Picture taken on September 29. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl 
IRAN
RTR18HG6 
September 29, 2005 
Iranian Zoroastrians pray during the historic Mehregan celebration at a hotel in Abyaneh village, 450... 
Abyaneh, Iran 
Iranian Zoroastrians pray during the historic Mehregan celebration at hotel in Abyaneh village, south... 
Iranian Zoroastrians pray during the historic Mehregan celebration at a hotel in Abyaneh village, 450 km (279 miles) south of Tehran September 29, 2005. Zoroastrians living in Iran hold the Mehregan ceremony to thank God for a good summer and cold winter during the first ten days of autumn. Picture taken on September 29. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl 
IRAN
RTR18HG2 
September 29, 2005 
Iranian Zoroastrians and Muslims pray during the historic Mehregan celebration at a hotel in Abyaneh... 
Abyaneh, Iran 
Iranian Zoroastrians and Muslims pray during the historic Mehregan celebration at hotel in Abyaneh village,... 
Iranian Zoroastrians and Muslims pray during the historic Mehregan celebration at a hotel in Abyaneh village, 450 km (279 miles) south of Tehran September 29, 2005. Zoroastrians living in Iran hold Mehregan ceremony to thank God for a good summer and cold winter during the first ten days of autumn. Picture taken on September 29. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl 
INDIA
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August 26, 2005 
- PHOTO TAKEN 20AUG05 - A Parsi touches the wall of a temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient... 
Mumbai, India 
- PHOTO TAKEN 20AUG05 - A Parsi touches the wall of a temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient..... 
- PHOTO TAKEN 20AUG05 - A Parsi touches the wall of a temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient head priests during the Parsi New Year in Mumbai in this August 20, 2005 file picture. Having fled [Iran] centuries ago, there are about 40,000 Parsis in Mumbai, representing more than a quarter of all Zoroastrians. They have played a formidable part in the history of India's largest city and [financial capital, known as Bombay] until 1995. 
INDIA
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August 26, 2005 
- PHOTO TAKEN 20AUG05 - A Parsi family walks along the wall of a temple featuring life-size carvings... 
Mumbai, India 
- PHOTO TAKEN 20AUG05 - A Parsi family walks along the wall of a temple featuring life-size carvings..... 
- PHOTO TAKEN 20AUG05 - A Parsi family walks along the wall of a temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient head priests during the Parsi New Year in Mumbai in this August 20, 2005 file picture. Having fled [Iran] centuries ago, there are about 40,000 Parsis in Mumbai, representing more than a quarter of all Zoroastrians. They have played a formidable part in the history of India's largest city and financial [capital, known as Bombay] until 1995. 
INDIA
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August 26, 2005 
- PHOTO TAKEN 20AUG05 - A woman prepares before entering a Parsi temple in Mumbai in this August 20,... 
Mumbai, India 
- PHOTO TAKEN 20AUG05 - A woman prepares before entering a Parsi temple in Mumbai in this August 20,..... 
- PHOTO TAKEN 20AUG05 - A woman prepares before entering a Parsi temple in Mumbai in this August 20, 2005 file picture. Having fled [Iran] centuries ago, there are about 40,000 Parsis in Mumbai, representing more than a quarter of all Zoroastrians. They have played a formidable part in the history of India's largest city and financial [capital, known as Bombay] until 1995. 
RELIGION PARSI
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August 20, 2005 
A woman prepares before entering a Parsi temple in Mumbai in this August 20, 2005 file picture. Having... 
Mumbai, India 
To match feature Religion-Parsi. 
A woman prepares before entering a Parsi temple in Mumbai in this August 20, 2005 file picture. Having fled Iran centuries ago, there are about 40,000 Parsis in Mumbai, representing more than a quarter of all Zoroastrians. They have played a formidable part in the history of India's largest city and financial capital, known as Bombay until 1995. To match feature Religion-Parsis REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe PP/PN 
IRAN
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January 30, 2005 
Iranian Zoroastrians stand around the bonfire during a celebration to commemorate Sade, the day Zoroastrians... 
Tehran, Iran 
Iranian Zoroastrians stand around bonfire during celebration to commemorate Sade in Tehran. 
Iranian Zoroastrians stand around the bonfire during a celebration to commemorate Sade, the day Zoroastrians believe fire was discovered, in Tehran January 29 2005. On the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the Iranian calendar Zoroastrians celebrate Sade to mark the warming of the ground and the coming of spring. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi CJF/THI 
IRAN
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January 30, 2005 
Iranian Zoroastrians dance around a fire during a celebration to commemorate Sade, the day Zoroastrians... 
Tehran, Iran 
Iranian Zoroastrians dance around a fire during celebration to commemorate Sade in Tehran. 
Iranian Zoroastrians dance around a fire during a celebration to commemorate Sade, the day Zoroastrians believe fire was discovered, in Tehran January 29 2005. On the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the Iranian calendar Zoroastrians celebrate Sade to mark the warming of the ground and the coming of spring. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi REUTERS CJF/THI 
RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS
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June 09, 2004 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS - A Zoroastrian woman prays in the Zoroastrian temple... 
Chak Chak, Iran 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS. 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS - A Zoroastrian woman prays in the Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran near the city of Yazd 400 kilometres (249 miles) southeast of Tehran, in this picture taken on June 9, 2004. Zoroastrians say the sacred spring at Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the pitiless desert of central Iran, has lost none of its miraculous healing powers. PHOTO TAKE JUNE 9 2004 REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi CJF/JV 
RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS
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June 09, 2004 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS - A Zoroastrian woman passes a relief of an ancient Persian... 
Chak Chak, Iran 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS. 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS - A Zoroastrian woman passes a relief of an ancient Persian soldier as she leaves the Zoroastrian temple in Chak Chak, central Iran near the city of Yazd 400 kilometres (249 miles) southeast of Tehran, in this picture taken on June 9, 2004. Zoroastrians say the sacred spring at Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the pitiless desert of central Iran, has lost none of its miraculous healing powers. PHOTO TAKE JUNE 9 2004 REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi CJF/JV 
RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS
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June 09, 2004 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS - A Zoroastrian woman bottles water to take home from... 
Chak Chak, Iran 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS. 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS - A Zoroastrian woman bottles water to take home from the sacred spring in the Zoroastrian temple in Chak chak central Iran near the city of Yazd 400 kilometres (249 miles) southeast of Tehran, in this picture taken on June 9, 2004. Zoroastrians say the sacred spring at Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the pitiless desert of central Iran, has lost none of its miraculous healing powers. PHOTO TAKE JUNE 9 2004 REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi CJF/JV 
RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS
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June 09, 2004 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS - A Zoroastrian woman reads her prayers in the Zoroastrian... 
Chak Chak, Iran 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS. 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS - A Zoroastrian woman reads her prayers in the Zoroastrian temple in Chak chak central Iran near the city of Yazd 400 kilometres (249 miles) southeast of Tehran, in this picture taken on June 9, 2004. Zoroastrians say the sacred spring at Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the pitiless desert of central Iran, has lost none of its miraculous healing powers. PHOTO TAKE JUNE 9 2004 REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi CJF/JV 
RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS
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June 09, 2004 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS - The village of Chak Chak sacred to Zoroastrians lies... 
Chak Chak, Iran 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS. 
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE RELIGION IRAN ZOROASTRIANS - The village of Chak Chak sacred to Zoroastrians lies on the edge of the desert central Iran near the city of Yazd 400 kilometres (249 miles) southeast of Tehran, and is seen in this photograph taken on June 9, 2004. Zoroastrians say the sacred spring at Chak Chak, a shrine perched beneath a towering cliff face in the pitiless desert of central Iran, has lost none of its miraculous healing powers. PHOTO TAKE JUNE 9, 2004 REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi CJF/JV 
IRAN
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December 12, 2003 
Zoroastrian women play the traditional daf (drum) beneath a portrait of Zarathustra as Iranian Zoroastrians... 
Tehran, Iran 
ZOROASTRIAN WOMEN PLAY MUSIC AT ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY. 
Zoroastrian women play the traditional daf (drum) beneath a portrait of Zarathustra as Iranian Zoroastrians celebrate the 3000th anniversary of their faith during a ceremony in Tehran December 12, 2003. Zoroastrianism, a religion following the Bronze Age Prophet Zarathustra dating back 3000 years, has 200,000 followers worldwide half of whom live in Iran. REUTERS/Maryam Bakhshi CJF/CRB 
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