Iranian boy stands behind paintings he sells inside Tehran's bazaar.
An Iranian boy stands behind the paintings he sells inside Tehran's bazaar June 7, 2005. Tehran's bazaar is a bastion of conservative power in the Islamic Republic and played a leading role in the 1979 Islamic revolution. But merchants know their traditional trading methods are threatened by attempts to modernize the heavily subsidised and predominantly state-run economy. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj Pictures of the year 2005 DS/DY