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Picture of Iranian girls wearing head coverings dipping their feet in a river
July 8, 2022

Dipping Toes

With a third-century bridge in the background, schoolgirls cool their feet on a hot summer day in Dezful, Iran. This photo appeared in an August 2008 story about ancient Persia.
Photograph by Simon Norfolk, Nat Geo Image Collection

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