Making Carpets in Iran
Isfahan, Iran, Nov. 14, 2011
A man rides his motorcycle past Iranian handmade carpets which are displayed in Isfahan's carpet market, 280 miles south of Tehran November 14, 2011. Persian carpet weaving is a historical part of Iranian culture, dating back to as far as approximately 2,000 years ago.
A man works on a design for a carpet at a carpet workshop in Qom, November 12, 2011. New technologies are now being used in the ancient Persian art of carpet weaving, but hand-made carpets are still the most well-regarded.
A man measures a carpet during a visit to Iran's Persian handmade carpet fair in Isfahan, November 14, 2011. The price for each carpet is set by officials from Iran's national carpet company after examining each completed carpet.
Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, turned the diplomatic tables on Iran yesterday when she announced agreement among the world's major powers on fresh sanctions against Tehran
A Russian-made Iranian passenger plane carrying nearly 170 people crashed shortly after takeoff yesterday, smashing into a field northwest of the capital and shattering to pieces.