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an actress in Islamic dress walking by ancient carvings in Persepolis, Iran
July 21, 2020

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An actress in Islamic dress passes before 2,500-year-old carvings in Persepolis, Iran. The earliest ruins of Persepolis date back to the sixth century B.C., when it was the capital of the Persian Empire.
Photograph by Newsha Tavakolian, Nat Geo Image Collection
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