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32 Unexpected Iranian Innovations

From Kissing Strangers as Art to Spying Pigeons

— July 11, 2010 — Art & Design
I guarantee that these unexpected Iranian innovations will have you rethinking everything you ever thought you knew about Iran. If you knowledge of Iran starts at bad jokes and ends at Ahmadinejad, you have a lot to learn.

These unexpected Iranian innovations will stun and surprise you. I bet you never would have thought that an artist who photographed himself making out with strangers was Iranian. Lift the veil and and discover a whole new Iran today.
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Iranian Despot Decor
Iranian Despot Decor
The Ayatollah Khomeini Wall Hanging is the Reason for the Season
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Obama's Holiday Greeting to Iran
Obama's Holiday Greeting to Iran
“The President's Message to the Iranian People
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Country-Approved Haircuts
Country-Approved Haircuts
Restricted Hairstyles Limit Men in Iran's Personal Style
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Firey Hand Art
Firey Hand Art
Habibeh Madjdabadi Creates Symbolic Hand Designs
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Illegal Instrumentalists
Illegal Instrumentalists
Kenny G Music Does Not Strike a Chord With Iran
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Tweeting Maintenance Mayhem
Tweeting Maintenance Mayhem
Scheduled Twitter Shutdown Paused For Iranian Protests
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Spoofing Presidents for Human Rights
Spoofing Presidents for Human Rights
Iran, Russia & USA 'Crazy Leaders'
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Domestic Feministography
Domestic Feministography
Shadi Ghadirian Depicts the Daily Monotony of Women in Iran
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Clustered People Painting
Clustered People Painting
The Middle Eastern Art Of Iranian-American Tala Madani
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Eating Prospective World Records
Eating Prospective World Records
Iran's Record-Breaking Blooper
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Eco Activism in Iran
Eco Activism in Iran
Bloggers Try to Save Wetlands
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Canine Photomosaics
Canine Photomosaics
Captivating Iranian Suluki and Lhaso Apso by Artbarkers
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Iranian Fashion
Iranian Fashion
Haniyeh Abedi Leads Industry
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Iran's Music Scene
Iran's Music Scene
Tehran's Underground Rock
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Middle Eastern Anime
Middle Eastern Anime
‘Jamshid and Khorshid' Cartoon Is A New Step For Iranian Cinema
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Spying Pigeons
Spying Pigeons
Iran Arrests Two Spy Pigeons
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Marzipan Art
Marzipan Art
Incredible Edible Art Mediums Passed on From Iran
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Eye-Opening Cultural Photo Blogs
Eye-Opening Cultural Photo Blogs
'Life Goes On in Tehran' Shows A Different Side of Iran
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Persian Rug Runways
Persian Rug Runways
Iran Takes Traditional Costume to the Catwalks
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Iranian Rocker Hair
Iranian Rocker Hair
Kids Fight to Keep Their Hair Styles
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Peace Through Art
Peace Through Art
Seattle-Tehran Poster Show Unites Iran and USA
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Iran and Germany Fashion Fusion
Iran and Germany Fashion Fusion
Boris Bidjan Saberi Couture
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Modern Monuments in Iran
Modern Monuments in Iran
The New Milad Tower in Tehran
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Incredibly Weird Photography
Incredibly Weird Photography
‘Face' by Ashkan Sahihi
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American-Iranian Fashion
American-Iranian Fashion
La'Vand
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The Rise of Mideast Contemporary Art
The Rise of Mideast Contemporary Art
Is Iranian & Arab Art The Next Big Thing?
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Ring-Shaped Electric Cars
Ring-Shaped Electric Cars
'eRinGo' Features Rotor-Gyro Balancing and Two Steering Wheels
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Screaming Photography
Screaming Photography
Scream by Ashkan Sahihi
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Awesome Architecture in Iran
Awesome Architecture in Iran
Incredible Buildings You Never Knew About
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Kissing Strangers as Art
Kissing Strangers as Art
Iranian Ashkan Sahihi Explores Sexuality with Photography
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