• Tabriz Sa'at Tower goes dark in Earth Hour

    Tabriz Sa'at Tower goes dark in Earth Hour

    Sa'at Tower also known as Tabriz Municipality Palace in Tabriz went dark for one hour on Saturday night to observe World Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It is held annually to encourage individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm on a specific day towards the end of March, as a symbol of commitment to the planet. Tabriz, northwestern Iran. March 28, 2021. IRNA/ Seyed Kazem Yousefi

  • Azarbaijan Museum in second COVID-19 Nowruz

    Azarbaijan Museum in second COVID-19 Nowruz

    The Museum of Azarbaijan, known as the second archaeological museum of Iran after the National Museum, has displayed historical and artistic artifacts from the pre-Islamic and Islamic eras. Tabriz, northwestern Iran. March 28, 2021. IRNA/ Seyed Kazem Yousefi

  • Ganj-Ali Khan bath in Kerman, Iran

    Ganj-Ali Khan bath in Kerman, Iran

    Ganj-Ali Khan Historical Complex, including a magnificent bathhouse with the same name, is one of the most wonderful historical sites in Iran's southeast Kerman Province. The complex included a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, an Ab Anbar (water reservoir), a mint, a mosque, and a bazaar. Kerman, Iran, March 28, 2021. IRNA/Aboozar Ahmadizadeh

  • Happiness Carnival in Hamedan, Iran

    Happiness Carnival in Hamedan, Iran

    The photo album depicts Happiness Nowruz Carnival in Hamedan Province, Iran. The Carnival performs different programs in Hamadan city's main streets to create happiness for travelers and citizens. Hamedan Province, Iran, March 28, 2021. IRNA/ Adel Bakhoda

  • Iris flower in northwestern Iran heralds spring time

    Iris flower in northwestern Iran heralds spring time

    In late winter, the "Iris flower" grows in the foothills of the mountains to say spring is coming. In the springtime, the flower known as "the flower of spring" in local languages covers the landscape in northwestern Iran. Ardebil, Iran. March 28, 2021. IRNA.

  • Iran, China sign comprehensive cooperation document

    Iran, China sign comprehensive cooperation document

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi signed the comprehensive cooperation document in Tehran on Saturday. March 27, 2021. IRNA/َAmin Jalali

  • Parsian traditional Ghalehganj hotel in SE of Iran

    Parsian traditional Ghalehganj hotel in SE of Iran

    Ghale Ganj Kapari Hotel is located in Ghale Ganj town in the southeast of Kerman. The rooms of this hotel are built in the shape of huts. In the past, Kapar (Hut) has been a symbol of poverty, the hotel has transformed Kapar’s symbol from poverty to wealth. Jiroft city, Kerman Province, southeast of Iran, March 27, 2021. IRNA/ Aboozar Ahmadizadeh

  • Chinese FM Wang Yi meets with FM Zarif

    Chinese FM Wang Yi meets with FM Zarif

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in his visit to Tehran, met with Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday. Tehran, Iran. March 27, 2021. IRNA/Amin Jalali.

  • Chinese FM Wang Yi meets with Pres. Rouhani

    Chinese FM Wang Yi meets with Pres. Rouhani

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in his visit to Tehran, met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Tehran, Iran. March 27, 2021. IRNA/Ahmad Moeini Jam.

  • China-Iran exhibition of historical documents on mutual cooperation opens in Tehran

    China-Iran exhibition of historical documents on mutual cooperation opens in Tehran

    On the occasion of 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Iran, an exhibition of historical documents of cooperation between the two countries was opened by their Foreign Ministers in Tehran, Iran. March 27, 2021. IRNA/Amin Jalali.

  • Saadi mausoleum in Iran's Shiraz city during Nowruz vacations

    Saadi mausoleum in Iran's Shiraz city during Nowruz vacations

    Abu-Mohammad Muslih al-Din Shirazi, known by his pen-name as Saadi, is one of the most prominent and greatest poets of the medieval period. He is not only famous in the Persian-speaking countries but in the western world. He is one of the most-often quoted literary figures in western sources. Saadi is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. He was born in 1210 A.D. and died in 1291 or 1292 in Shiraz. Photos depict Saadi mausoleum reopen to visitors during Nowruz (Iranian New Year) vacations after closure due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Shiraz, Iran. March 27, 2021. IRNA/Reza Ghaderi.

  • Iranian ethnic groups celebrate new year in Tehran

    Iranian ethnic groups celebrate new year in Tehran

    Iran, as the cradle of one of the world's most ancient civilizations, is a country of great diversity in ethnic groups. As Iranians celebrate Nowruz these days, the Tehran municipality has staged a street performance showcasing various ethnic groups welcoming the new year. Tehran, March 27, 2021. IRNA/ Zheina Abadian.

  • War in Yemen

    War in Yemen

    On March 26, 2015, Saudi Arabia launched a devastating war against the Yemeni nation aimed at achieving political objectives and expansionist tendencies in the framework of a coalition with a number of other Arab countries, except Oman, assisted by the United States. Saudi aggressive move against Yemen has left behind thousands of Yemeni citizens, including women and children, homeless and destroyed almost all infrastructures in Yemen. According to several reports by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 230,000 people have been killed, or mutilated during six years of Saudi-led war against the Yemeni nation.

  • Historical Sarmasjed platform in Mesjed-Soleiman nationally registered

    Historical Sarmasjed platform in Mesjed-Soleiman nationally registered

    The historical Sarmasjed platform in Masjed-Soleiman, Khuzestan province, one of the historical and cultural attractions of that ancient city, was registered as a national heritage on Friday.

  • World’s largest mud-brick house in Rafsanjan

    World’s largest mud-brick house in Rafsanjan

    The house of Hajj Ali Agha, 6 kilometers far from Rafsanjan city in Kerman province with an infrastructure of 7,000 square meters, is one of the prettiest and largest mud-brick houses in the world. The historical house was built by Hajj Ali Agha known as Za’imullah Rafsanjani, who was the most important tradesman of his own lifetime, in 1136 SH (1757). Rafsanjan, Iran, March 26, 2021.

  • Tourists in Taq-e Bostan

    Tourists in Taq-e Bostan

    Taq-e Bostan, which literally means “arch or the garden”, is a historical site in Kermanshah, western Iran. The arch is carved in stone on a hillside around the 4th century during Sassanid Empire (224–651). In the following series of images, you can see tourists who have traveled to the place on March 25, 2021. IRNA/Bahman Zarei

  • People welcome flower market in Isfahan

    People welcome flower market in Isfahan

    Isfahan flower market which had been closed due to COVID19 pandemic last year is welcomed by people who visited it by observing health protocols. March 24, 2021. Isfahan. IRNA/Zahra Baghban

  • Narenjestan Qavam House in Shiraz

    Narenjestan Qavam House in Shiraz

    Narenjestan Qavam House, also known as Qavam Garden, is one of the most impressive mansions in Shiraz, Iran. The beautiful garden was built during the reign of Nasereddin Shah of the Qajar Dynasty. March 22, 2021. IRNA/ Shiva Attaran

  • Malayer city of Iran welcomes Nowruz

    Malayer city of Iran welcomes Nowruz

    Malayer officials in the Hamedan Province of Iran have welcomed Nowruz, the Iranian New Year by setting up eye-catching urban furniture. Tehran, March 22, 2021. /IRNA

  • Stylish urban furniture in Tehran

    Stylish urban furniture in Tehran

    As Iranians celebrate Nowruz these days, the municipality of Tehran has taken initiatives in installing stylish urban furniture to lift up the spirits of the citizens. Tehran, March 22, 2021. IRNA/ Abdollah Heydari

  • IRNA-Kazinform photo exhibition

    IRNA-Kazinform photo exhibition

    The exhibition themed Iran and Kazakhstan through the lens has been opened to introduce Iranian and Kazakh nature, cultural heritage, as well as traditions. The exhibition, which includes photos taken by the photographers of IRNA and Kazinform, has been opened simultaneously by the two news agencies. Tehran, March 22, 2021/ IRNA

  • Supreme Leader addresses Iranians on Nowruz

    Supreme Leader addresses Iranians on Nowruz

    The photo album depicts the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on March 21 addressing Iranians in a live televised speech on the occasion of Nowruz. Tehran, Iran. March 21, 2021/IRNA

  • Haft-Sin tables in Iran

    Haft-Sin tables in Iran

    Haft-Sin (Seven S’s) is a collection of seven certain objects whose names start with a /s/ sound in Persian and each symbolizes a positive idea. Haft-Sin tables are traditionally decorated in the Persian festival of Nowruz to welcome the New Year. Kerman, Kerman Province, southeastern Iran, March 21, 2021. IRNA.

  • Supreme Leader hails Iranians' strength in message on New Year

    Supreme Leader hails Iranians' strength in message on New Year

    The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described the year 1399 as the year of defeating US maximum pressure against Iran. Tehran, Iran. March 20, 2021. IRNA.

  • Iran - Kazakhstan cultural heritage

    Iran - Kazakhstan cultural heritage

    Iran & Kazakhstan, the two countries bordering the Caspian Sea, have numerous historical and cultural exchanges. Nowruz celebration is common culture. The following photos being displayed at the same time by IRNA and Kazinform to introduce cultural identity of the Iranian and Kazakh nations. Tehran, Iran. March 20, 2021. IRNA.

  • Colorful blossoms in Orumiyeh; northwestern Iran

    Colorful blossoms in Orumiyeh; northwestern Iran

    By arrival of spring, nature revives and flaunts its beauties as the trees are green and in full blossoms, in Orumiyeh; northwestern Iran. March 20, 2021. IRNA/Taha Asgharkhani.

  • Colorful eggs to welcome Nowruz in southeastern Iran

    Colorful eggs to welcome Nowruz in southeastern Iran

    People do painting to make colorful eggs as one of the beautiful items of Haft-Sin table decoration for traditional Persian festival of Nowruz to welcome new year which is new century for the Iranians this year according to solar calendar, Kerman Province, southeastern Iran, March 18, 2021. IRNA/Abouzar Ahmadizadeh

  • No-Usti tradition in NE Iran

    No-Usti tradition in NE Iran

    No-Usti ceremony (upon the creek) is held on the last Wednesday morning of the year on the Balghelu River. Women and teenage girls are the main participants in the ceremony. They believe wishes are granted on this day. March 17, 2021. IRNA

  • Celebration moments of Iran’s Volleyball players

    Celebration moments of Iran’s Volleyball players

    The album depicts a series of photos of the Iran Volleyball Super League. The collection shows the moments of joy and happiness. March 16, 2021. IRNA/ Ehsan Naderipour

  • Nodoushan historical and tourist city

    Nodoushan historical and tourist city

    Mohammad-Ali Eslami Nodooshan birthplace is one of the historical cities and tourist attractions in Yazd Province. Iran. March 16, 2021. IRNA/Marzieh Emami Meibodi