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Aerial photos: The beautiful Mazandaran – Iran

aerial-Mazandaran-iran-089-iMazandaran Province is a Caspian province in the north of Iran. The diverse nature of the province features plains, prairies, forests and rainforest stretching from the sandy beaches of the Caspian Sea to the rugged and snowcapped Alborz sierra, including Mount Damavand, one of the highest peaks and volcanos in Asia.

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Payvand's top 20 News stories of 2011

My-Tehran-for-Sale--movie-poster-iWith millions of article impressions and thousands of articles on Payvand.com every year, here are the top 20 news stories most viewed, in case you missed any.

These viral articles are a reflection of what captured our attention the most in 2011.

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Photos: Harvesting Pomegranate in Sangan Village – Iran

Harvesting-Pomegranate-in-Sangan-Village-Iran-6469-iThe pomegranate is native to Iran and from there it spread to Asian areas such as the Caucasus, the Himalayas in Northern India and in Kerala. Introduced into Latin America and California by Spanish settlers in 1769.

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Photos: Mud bathing in Lake Urmia - Iran

Mud-bathing-in-Lake-Urmia-Iran-2972-iLake Urmia (a Syriac name meaning city of water),  is the third largest salt lake on earth located in northwestern Iran.

The lake’s salts are considered to have medical effects, especially as a cure for rheumatism. The main cations in the lake water include Na+, K+, Ca2+, Li+ and Mg2+, while Cl–, SO42–, HCO3– are the main anions. The Na+ and Cl– concentration is roughly 4 times the concentration of natural seawater.

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Petition to stop destroying stray dogs in Iran, and adopt Haiku from Iran

Haik- from-Iran-iDespite the teachings of Islam and the kindness that the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) showed towards animals – including dogs, the Iranian government have imposed various bans and penalties on dog ownership and handling, and, more drastically, a large campaign has been underway to destroy all stray dogs.

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Go Animal-Free for Animal Freedom Day, July 23rd, 24th 2011

Animal-Freedom-day-2011Animal Freedom Day is engaging people from around the world, once again, in a gradual transformation to a healthier lifestyle. With the help of many celebrities and politicians, 19 year old Nadia Masoudi is about to change the world into a bountiful earth by using her method of one year, one day, and one life at a time.

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Photos: Protests in Egypt

Protests-Egypt-2011-iOn 25 January 2011 extensive civil unrest and rioting began in Egypt. Despite violence, the situation seemed more controlled chiefly through the moderating effects of the army’s presence on the street.

The protesters appeared to have a clear objective — the removal of Mubarak’s regime.

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Photos: Sarein hot springs, A tourist’s city in northwestern Iran

Sarein-hot-springs-iran-10-iSarein springs is heated by inactive volcano in mount Sabalan, Iran’s second highest mountain. Its water contains sulphur particles and it is believed that it is good for bone and joint pains.

1990’s earthquake caused some of the springs to get colder or hotter.

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Photos: Lake Urmia-Iran, the third largest salt water lake on earth

Lake-Urmia-4-iThe lake (in northwestern Iran) is named after the provincial capital city of Urmia, originally a Syriac name meaning city of water.

Lake Urmia has 102 islands, the second largest island, Kaboudi, is the burial place of Hulagu Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan.

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Tehran: Plant for the Planet

PLANT-LOGO4Plant for the Planet is a worldwide tree-planting project initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme in 2006.

Individuals, communities, businesses, organizations and governments are encouraged to participate in a global campaign advocating the planting of trees that are appropriate to the local environment.

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