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June 2, 2014

Iran: 25 years after the death of Ayatollah Khomeini

This week Shiraz observes the 25th anniversary of the death and continued legacy of the Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of the Islamic revolution. Getty Images photographer John Moore spent time photographing in the heart of central Iran. --Thea Breite (19 photos total)

A scarecrow stands vigil over a backyard garden, as does a photo of Iran's current supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Kamenei on June 1, 2014 in Narin, in central Iran. Narin, known for its mud brick architecture and handicrafts, has been a prominent stop on trade routes since the Sassanid era. (John Moore/Getty Images)

A cutout of a woman in Iranian dress stands in front of the Karim Khani Palace, also a former prison, on May 29, 2014 in Shiraz, Iran. Shiraz, celebrated for more than 2,000 years as the heartland of Persian culture, is known as the home of Iranian poetry and for its progressive attitudes and tolerance. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

A girl runs past a horse trailer in the old city on June 1, 2014 in the desert town of Yazd, Iran. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

A woman smokes a hookah while visiting a poetry calligraphy workshop on May 29, 2014 in Shiraz, Iran. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

Shoppers walk through the Vakil Bazaar on May 29, 2014 in Shiraz, Iran. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

A cleric stokes the coals the "sacred eternal flame" at the Zoroastrian Fire Temple on June 1, 2014 in Yazd, Iran. Zoroastrians, also known as fire worshipers, come from around the world to visit the sacred site. The fire in the temple is said to have been burning since AD 470, transferred to Yazd in 1474 and to its present site in 1940. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

Worshippers take part in prayers at the Aramgah-e Shah-e Cheragh shrine on May 29, 2014 in Shiraz, Iran. Thousands of Muslim pilgrims visit to pray at the shrine, one of the holiest Shiite sites in Iran. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

A woman shops in the Vakil Bazaar on May 29, 2014 in Shiraz, Iran. Cosmetic surgery has become fashionable in Iran in the last several years. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

A sign bearing portraits of the Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran's current supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei stands near the tomb of Cyrus the Great on May 30, 2014 in Pasargadae, Iran. The ruins mark the site of the first ruler of the 6th century BC Persian Achaemenid Empire, the largest empire the world had known up to that time, eventually ended by Alexander the Great. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

Customers shop at the Father Noel grocery store on May 29, 2014 in Shiraz, Iran. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

An Islamic cleric is assisted to a mosque on June 1, 2014 in the desert town of Yazd, Iran. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

A tourist seeks shade from the sun at the tomb of Cyrus the Great on May 30, 2014 in Pasargadae, Iran. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

An Iranian army soldier poses for a photo while visiting the Zoroastrian Fire Temple on June 1, 2014 in the desert town of Yazd, Iran. Originally from Tehran, he said he is in the last part of his 21-month obligatory national military service, and is eager to finish to resume work as as a store clerk. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

Tourists watch as men exercise in the Saheb A Zaman Club Zurkhaneh on June 1, 2014 in the desert town of Yazd, Iran. The Iranian style of exercise uses a series of clubs that are swung to build strength. The exercise club is built inside a water reservoir cooled by wind catchers or "badgirs." (John Moore/Getty Images) #

Stamps of the late Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini sit on display at a mail museum on June 1, 2014 in Meybod, Iran. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

Goats seek out grazing material at sunset on May 30, 2014 near the village of Nasrabad, in central Iran. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

A driver and translator drive pass pedestrians on June 1, 2014 in Yazd, Iran. The old city of Yazd is considered one of the oldest towns on earth, according to UNESCO. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

A guard sits in a hut amidst the ancient Persepolis archeological site on May 30, 2014 in Persepolis, Iran. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

Dehgham Pur washes his car as Eagle Mountain looms nearby at dusk on May 30, 2014 in Farasha, Iran. The mountain, named for its imposing shape, towers over the area. (John Moore/Getty Images) #

 
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