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    Ali, 29, has lived across Canada but is now in Iran. He rides horses. "Man, you forget all your troubles," he said.
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    Anna is six months old. She sat playfully, surrounded by toys and undisturbed, as Iranian rock bands jammed nearby.
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    Shaghayegh, 29, rescued a blind cat last year. She paid for his surgery, and he can see now.
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    Baqer Khoksar, 27, cooks kebab all day every day. It's his favorite food, and he won't share his secret recipe.
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    A street cleaner works the streets of a busy Tehran square. Five years ago, he left his job as a farmer in Golistan to work in the city. But once in a while, he misses his old job: ?It?s a better life, cleaner air, who wouldn?t miss it??
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    Mohammed Hassan, 15, skateboards long after the sun goes down. Listens to heavy metal and favorite song is about peace.
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    Ehsaneh Moradian is doing her M.A in English Literature. She loves it. Her favorite book is ?Unbearable Life.? Don?t let the title fool you. It?s a romance, about ordinary people falling in love.
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    Isa Lutfullah sells flowers. He once had a regular customer who bought flowers to take to a sick child. When the child was cured, she came back and bought flowers for him, as way to say #Thanks.
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    Rojan Sadeqi, 7, smiles bashfully. Says she wants to be a teacher growing up. Like most 7-year old girls, she answers in one word sentences. But each one is adorable.
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    Poorya Zaturam, 16, moves like a blur, doing Parkour, causing a stir but won't be deterred #AlmostRhymin #WannabeRapper.
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    Pegah Roozbeh and Jahangir Hosseinpour are both 26 years old. He thinks he doesn't have a nice smile. She disagrees. #LoveInTheAir?
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    Nastaran Ghaffari, 22, plays classical violin. She started learning to play just three years ago.
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    Farida is a TV reporter who wears black chador. "My job is to report," she says, "the covering makes no difference."
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    Meet Farshid, 30. Girl of his dreams needed change for phone call. He had it. Ended.
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    Mrs. Hashemiyan, late 70s. Husband died 14yrs ago. Still smiles when she thinks of him.
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    Kamal Shahbazi, 23. Doesn't want to get married. "Too much trouble, besides, it costs too much."
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    Ahmed Baiknejad, sells Iranian sweets. "What sanctions? Inflation - you make more, you spend more."
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