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Can you guess where these photos were taken?

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My wise blog-friend Ann El Khoury sent along these gorgeous winter holiday photos, taken on the edge of a beautiful capital city. Study them carefully, and see if you can guess which city they’re from. The answer (no peeking!) is below, along with comments by Lew Rockwell.

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That’s Iran. Tehran, Iran. … Snowy Tehran on a peaceful winter day.
I certainly was when I first started surfing the web for photos of Iran.
most of all I was shocked by my shock. I was shocked by the fact that a reasonably well-educated, well-informed man like me, who reads at least a dozen alternative news sites like this one daily, should have so many misconceptions in my head about Iran – without my even being aware they were there. Like the notion that Iran is one big, brain-baking desert. Or that Iran is hostile to Christians and women.
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Not what some want us to think, eh? Imagine bombs falling there—blasting those precious people into blood-soaked snow—and you’ll have a little more realistic view of the ghastly horror Mr. Bush—and conservative presidential candidates—so carelessly threaten. And they call themselves pro-life.

Strikes me as medieval barbarity. Surely the time is upon us to find a better way.

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Written by Monte

December 28, 2007 at 6:33 pm

Posted in Beauty, Politics

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  1. Thanks, naj! Hey, all, check out the photos over at Naj’s blog, Neo-Resistance. Amazing Iran!


    January 1, 2008 at 1:41 pm

  2. ( yikes, forgive sloppy grammar! blushing with embarrassment :) )


    January 1, 2008 at 4:58 am

  3. I am just back from a trip to Iran accompanied by a British colleague. He is one of the world-savvy type, which doesn’t buy to the propagandist depiction of nations, and was brave enough to come to Iran in the midst of American threats!

    Nevertheless, when he was leaving he said: “Iran surpassed all my imaginations and expectations. I knew it is a special place, but I didn’t know it is THAT special! Tehran should be compared to European cities, not to Asian ones …” This man is a globe trotter and he pledged to come smack all of his american colleagues and force them to go get their visas and visit Iran to SEE for themselves …

    I wish this will be the year of peace, for all …
    Happy new year!


    January 1, 2008 at 4:57 am

  4. It surely must, gianna. Only one place wealth comes from – the people who have it.
    Journey with Jesus writer Dan Clendennin wrote that in the example of Jesus, all people are “equidistant from the heart of God.” What place nationalism could possibly have in that example is beyond me.


    December 31, 2007 at 6:26 pm

  5. The video depiction you provide shows me, with no room left for doubt, we are stunningly alike.

    It’s too bad most of us forget that that is the case for all of our brothers and sisters on this planet whether they “look” like us—like these Iranians do—or not. We are all, us human beings, stunningly alike. That’s why I’m not a nationalist. I support all human beings on the planet and want for all of our wellbeing. That means sacrifice for some of us who have too much of the pie, in my opinion.


    December 30, 2007 at 7:27 pm

  6. giannakali,
    The video depiction you provide shows me, with no room left for doubt, we are stunningly alike. Oh my heart…..
    Thank you giannakali! God Bless.
    Thanks Monte


    December 30, 2007 at 10:17 am

  7. for a even more stunning depiction of Iran see this video:

    It made me cry.


    December 29, 2007 at 12:08 am

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