How does Iran without politics, persecution and sanctions
• How Iran looks without the policy, harassment and sanctions
In recent weeks, Iran was gay in the headlines of all the tabloids the world over the detention of their two American ships and their crew in the waters of the Persian Gulf, with the removal of the country's economic sanctions and the exchange of prisoners with the US, which include the Washington Post journalist Jason Rezayan.
With all of the political and economic news is easy to forget what a stunningly beautiful country of Iran. Republic of Iran covers an area slightly smaller than Alaska, the country's population - 75 million people. Despite the increased interest in recent years tourists - Muslims interested in sacred places, while others are attracted ancient monuments - the country is not the most popular tourist destination.
We decided to show the magic and charming pictures of Iran.
Grand Bazaar of Isfahan, the third largest city in the country.
Shah Cheragh in the city of Shiraz. The Shrine was built in the XIV century.
In the mausoleum of Sheikh Safi al-Din. The interior of the mausoleum, which was built in the XIV century, the son of Sheikh, is a rare example of medieval Islamic architecture.
A man weaves a silk pattern on a hand loom in Yazd. Yazd - one of the oldest cities in Iran, the first written reference to the third millennium BC. e.
Skier climbs on one of the peaks of the Zagros - the largest mountain range of modern Iran.
Tile wall decoration in a mosque Nasir ol-Molk in the city of Shiraz. Mosque of roses, as it is called, was built in the XIX century and is one of the main attractions of the city.
Aerial view of the southern coast of Iran.
The tea house in the city of Kerman.
The Friday Mosque, or Jami Mosque in Isfahan. The mosque was founded in the year 771, but completely the building was finished in the XX century.
The Grand Bazaar of Isfahan
Women during Friday prayers at the mosque Imam, built in the XVII century. Tourists are attracted by the unique acoustics of the building - can be heard whispering from the farthest corner, as any sound or rustling echoes rolled through the room 12 times.
The Kurdish village of Palangan. You may notice that the houses are built on the roof of the lower house. Also roof previous homes are often used as a patio.
Shah Cheragh in the city of Shiraz.
The ruins of the palace in the ancient Persian city of Persepolis, which originated in the VI-V century BC. e.
Women pray at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Tehran.
parrots waiting for the next customer to "tell fortunes by Hafiz". Hafez - Persian poet of the XIV century, which is still revered and loved in Iran. Around his mausoleum are here are merchants of fate - the parrot chooses the envelope with quotations from the works of Hafiz.
Inside the Golestan Palace in Tehran, which was built in the XVI century. Golestan is also called the Marble Palace and the translation of its name means "Rose Palace".
The roofs of traditional baths Sultan Amir Ahmad in Kashan. It was built in the XVI century.
Dizin ski resort north of Tehran.
Pedestrian arched bridge across the river Zayande, most water-bearing river in Iran. The bridge was built on the site of the old in the XVII century.
The Armenian choir in a suburb of Julfa in Isfahan.
Inside the Holy Christ Ghazanchetsots Cathedral, also known as Vanksky cathedral in Isfahan. In Armenian "Wank" means "monastery" or "abode".
The family rides a motorcycle past the complex of Amir Chahmaga, which is a facade of a mosque, decorated with lots of arches. In front of the square with a fountain.
A relief sculpture of the sphinx on one of the surviving walls of the palace at Persepolis.
An architectural symbol of Tehran - Azadi Tower, or Freedom Tower, built in 1971 in honor of the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.
A view of the ancient city of Bam.
The men in Callao, Isfahan.
Stairs in Persepolis.