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Photos: Tent Living - Kahoum Village, Zahedan


Photos by Sadeqh Souri, Mehr News Agency

The village of Kahoum is located by the hillside of Birak Mountain in the province of Sistan o Baluchestan in southeast Iran. About 40 families live in this village under primitive conditions in tents called kapar.  The residents are deprived of schooling, healthcare and clean water.


Sistan o Baluchestan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the southeast of the country, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan and its capital is Zahedan. The province is the largest in Iran, with an area of 181,785 kmĀ² and a population of 4.1 million.


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