• 39th anniversary of kidnapping four Iranian diplomats

    39th anniversary of kidnapping four Iranian diplomats

    Kazem Akhavan, IRNA photojournalist, was one of the four Iranian diplomats who was kidnapped in Lebanon in 1982. On July 4, 1982, the car carrying four Iranian diplomats "Mohsen Mousavi", "Ahmad Motevaselian ", "Taqi Rastegar Moghaddam" and "Kazem Akhavan", which was supported by the diplomatic police, was stopped by armed mercenaries of the Zionist regime in breach of the international rules and conventions and the Iranian diplomats were kidnapped. July 5, 2021. IRNA/Rasoul Shojaie

  • Drawing exhibition in Iran's Kish Island

    Drawing exhibition in Iran's Kish Island

    Drawing exhibition showcasing 100 drawing artworks of 20 Iranian artists with the goal of promoting interaction of artists in Kish Island and other Iranian artists was opened in Kish Island on Sunday. Kish, Iran. July 4, 2021. IRNA.

  • Dot craft in western Iran; Sanandaj

    Dot craft in western Iran; Sanandaj

    Dot crafting is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Dot craft painting exhibition, exhibiting the art works of the Iranian artist Sara Mohammadi opened in Sanandaj the capital city of Kordestan Province, Western Iran. Sanandaj, July 4, 2021. IRNA/ Mosleh Pirkhezranian.

  • Flower-laying ceremony of martyrdom site of Iran flight passengers in Persian Gulf

    Flower-laying ceremony of martyrdom site of Iran flight passengers in Persian Gulf

    A number of local officials and the families of the victims lay flowers at the site of downing of an Iran Air Flight 655, shut down by a US warship in the Persian Gulf waters near southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas July 3, 2021. The ceremony occurs on the 33rd anniversary of the incident in 1988. All the 290 on board the plane were martyred.

  • Women training boating in western Iran

    Women training boating in western Iran

    Women boaters of Kordestan Province, western Iran, are being trained at Vahdat Dam in north of provincial capital city of Sanandaj. July 3, 2021. IRNA/Mosleh Pirkhazranian

  • University entrance exam begins in Iran

    University entrance exam begins in Iran

    Iranian university entrance exam – simply known as Konkour – begins across the country on Wednesday morning. While the Wednesday test is for admission in the test group of art, the candidates for admission in other test groups will compete over the next three days. This is the second year that Konkour is held amid restrictions due to the global spread of COVID-19.

  • Night sky of Baluchestan region in Iran

    Night sky of Baluchestan region in Iran

    The photo album depicts the night sky of the Baluchestan region as one of the darkest skies in Iran. Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. June 30, 2021.IRNA/ Abolfazl Arab

  • Iran's Athletics Grand Prix

    Iran's Athletics Grand Prix

    Iran's Athletics Grand Prix was held in Shahrekord on Monday with the participation of some 45 of the country's top track and field players to qualify for the Olympics. June 29, 2021. IRNA/ Ahmad Riahi Dehkordi

  • Gemstone Carving in Isfahan

    Gemstone Carving in Isfahan

    Gemstone Carving is an art with an old and rich background in Isfahan which manifests itself in the masterpieces created by the city's great craftsmen.

  • Iranian National Aerospace Park

    Iranian National Aerospace Park

    Various achievements of the IRGC Aerospace Force in different missile, air defense, and drone areas as well as air and space operations are put on display in the Iranian National Aerospace Park in Tehran, Iran June 28, 2021. IRNA/Nazanin Kazemi Nava

  • Musical instrument makers in Iran

    Musical instrument makers in Iran

    The album depicts some musical instrument makers who are skilled in making Persian Tar and Setar. Tehran, June 28, 2021. IRNA/Mohammad Babaei

  • Supreme Leader receives Iran's Judiciary officials

    Supreme Leader receives Iran's Judiciary officials

    Ayatollah Khamenei received today the head and officials of the judiciary branch. The meeting was held on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Shahid Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti, who was assassinated on 28 June 1981 by the MEK terrorist group.

  • Funeral of IRNA correspondent

    Funeral of IRNA correspondent

    The funeral ceremony of Reihaneh Yasini, the correspondent of the IRNA news agency who lost her life in a tragic bus accident, was held Friday morning at Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery. The bus carrying 25 Iranian journalists from the capital Tehran to West Azarbaijan province overturned near the province’s Naqadeh county and two Iranian journalists passed away. The journalists had a mission to follow up on the revitalization project at Urmiah Lake. June 27, 2021. IRNA/ Asghar Khamseh

  • Supreme leader receives first dose of Iranian COVID-19 vaccine

    Supreme leader receives first dose of Iranian COVID-19 vaccine

    Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei receives the first dose of an Iranian developed COVID-19 vaccine – Cov-Iran Barekat – in Tehran, Iran on June 25, 2021./Khamenei.ir

  • Tourists visiting cool waterfall in central Iran

    Tourists visiting cool waterfall in central Iran

    During the hot season, many tourists camp out near the cool waterfalls in Iran including the one in Semirom, which is 35 meters high. Isfahan, Iran June 25, 2021. IRNA/Zahra Baghban

  • Russian ambassador to Tehran tours IRNA

    Russian ambassador to Tehran tours IRNA

    Russian ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan tours the headquarters of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in Tehran, Iran June 22, 2021. IRNA/Asghar Khamseh

  • Iran's 6th expert interior design exhibition in Tabriz

    Iran's 6th expert interior design exhibition in Tabriz

    The 6th expert exhibition of interior design was held in city of Tabriz, East Azarbaijan Province on June 16-21. Tabriz. June 20, 2021. IRNA/Maryam Yousefi

  • Tehran celebrates victory of President-Elect Raisi

    Tehran celebrates victory of President-Elect Raisi

    Tehran, IRNA - Thousands of President-elect Ebrahim Raisi gather in Imam Hossein Squte in capital on Saturday to celebrate the victory of their favorite candidate in 13th presidential election. Photographers: Amin Jalali - Asghar Khamseh - Mohammad Babaei - Hassan Shirvani

  • Vote casting of Iranian political figures in presidential, local elections

    Vote casting of Iranian political figures in presidential, local elections

    Iranian political figures take part in the elections. The 13th presidential election is held simultaneous with the sixth round of city and village councils elections, the first mid-term for the 11th parliament’s by-election, and the second mid-term for the fifth Assembly of Experts election. Some 500 international journalists from 226 foreign media are covering the event in Iran. Tehran, Iran. June 18, 2021. IRNA.

  • Religious minorities casting their votes in Oroumiyeh

    Religious minorities casting their votes in Oroumiyeh

    Religious minorities, living in Orumiyeh, West Azarbaijan Province, take part in presidential as well as city and village council elections from the first hours that the polling stations started work in Friday morning. Orumiyeh, Iran. June 18, 2021. IRNA.

  • Presidential Election vote casting in Iran's Kerman Martyrs Cemetery

    Presidential Election vote casting in Iran's Kerman Martyrs Cemetery

    Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani, the late head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force who was assassinated by the US Army on January 3, 2020, was buried in his hometown of Kerman in the southeast of Iran, Kerman Martyrs Cemetery. Iran's presidential and local elections started at 07:00 AM local time on June 18, 2021. Kerman, Iran. June 18, 2021. IRNA/ Abouzar Ahmadizadeh

  • Supreme Leader casts vote in presidential, local elections

    Supreme Leader casts vote in presidential, local elections

    Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei cast his vote in polling station No. 110 Friday morning. The 13th presidential election is held simultaneous with the sixth round of city and village councils elections, the first mid-term for 11th parliament’s by-election, and the second mid-term for the fifth Assembly of Experts election. The presidential election is held nationwide as well as in 133 countries across the world. Some 500 international journalists from 226 foreign media are covering the event in Iran. Tehran, Iran. June 18, 2021. IRNA/Ahmad Moeini Jam.

  • Presidential, local elections start in Iran

    Presidential, local elections start in Iran

    Iran's presidential and local elections started nationwide at 07:00 AM local time on June 18, 2021. According to official statistics, 59,310,307 Iranians can cast votes in the presidential election with over 1.3 million of them being first-voters. Iran’s presidential election is being held nationwide as well as in 133 countries across the world. Iran. June 18, 2021. IRNA/ Marzieh Soleimani.

  • Changing flowers on Darih of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine

    Changing flowers on Darih of Imam Reza (AS) holy shrine

    The servants of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) are changing the flowers on Darih of the eighth Shia Imam in Mashad, Iran, June 16, 2021. According to a long tradition, the flowers on the holy shrine are replaced every morning by new flowers.

  • Seminar of Sunni women named 'Participation Epic' in North Khorasan

    Seminar of Sunni women named 'Participation Epic' in North Khorasan

    The seminar of Sunni women called 'Participation Epic' was held in North Khorasan Province to encourage massive turnout in the upcoming presidential election to be held on June 18. Bojnourd/June 16, 2021. IRNA/Vahid Khademi

  • "Bard Shir" symbol of Bakhtiari people in Iran

    "Bard Shir" symbol of Bakhtiari people in Iran

    One of the customs of Bakhtiari nomads is to put up a stone lion on top of the tombstone of ever-lasting eminent people of the tribe. Bakhtiari people erect the lion stone which is the symbol of bravery, valor, and characteristics such as skills at hunting and shooting in war as well as horseback riding on top of the gravestone of that group of people. In the Bakhtiari dialect, these statues are called “Bard Shir”. Shahrekord, Iran. June 15, 2021. IRNA/ Maryam Almomen

  • Dena destroyer, Shahin minesweeper join Iran navy units

    Dena destroyer, Shahin minesweeper join Iran navy units

    Home-made Dena destroyer and Shahin minesweeper joined Iranian navy units upon the online command of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier-General Amir Hatami and Iranian navy commander.

  • Silver making & engraving in Isfahan

    Silver making & engraving in Isfahan

    The photo album depicts silver making plus silver engraving in Isfahan Province, Iran. This handicraft grew, increased from the Safavid era, and became one of the finest works of Isfahan handicrafts. Isfahan Province, Iran. June 13, 2021. IRNA/ Raoul Shojaei

  • Vardij, village of stone-made faces in west Tehran

    Vardij, village of stone-made faces in west Tehran

    Vardij, a village in a mountainous area, is a place full of human formed in stone by weathering. Kan, west of Tehran, Iran. June 13, 2021. IRNA /Farzaneh Piri

  • Isfahan handicrafts market

    Isfahan handicrafts market

    Isfahan is considered as the second World Craft City. The handicraft market of Isfahan was also affected by COVID-19 pandemic but creativity is seen in Isfahan artists' spirit. Isfahan. June 13, 2021. IRNA/Zahra Baghban