May 25, 2012

Booming, Modern Tehran Defies Stereotypes

Paul Koring, Globe and Mail

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Big, boisterous and booming, Tehran defies the caricature so often painted in the West portraying Iran as a repressed, bitter, colourless society, throttled by sanctions and in the relentless grip of dour-faced mullahs.

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