What Iranians Really Want: A Unique Glimpse in Honor of the Persian New Year

What do you wish for on the holiday? Not to go to the army, for my son to come and visit, to win the lottery, for our leader to be healthy. A human and honest look at the residents of Tehran on the Persian New Year.

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“My son Shahin, I’d like him to come and visit and make me happy,” one woman wishes for herself. “No to go to the army,” wished another. “Anything a friend gives me is a blessing,” said another. “Someone who...