The Streets of Tehran Seen Through a Car Window

Jun 5, 2013 12:01pm

Most Americans know very little about life in Iran. These snapshots taken through a car window show a glimpse into daily life in Tehran.

AFP photographer Behrouz Mehri captured street vendors hawking their goods, a family sitting in a street cafe, women chatting on the street.

With the camera lens out of sight, these Iranians appeared not so different from us.

All images by Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images.

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Iranian vendors drink tea on a sidewalk in Azadi (Freedom) Square in western Tehran on June 4, 2013.

 

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A street vendor sells watermelons in his shop on Sarcheshmeh Street in downtown Tehran on June 4, 2013.

 

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Iranians enjoy ice cream at the historical Baharestan Square in downtown Tehran on June 4, 2013.

 

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An Iranian couple rides a motorcycle on Jomhouri (Republic) Street in downtown Tehran on June 4, 2013.

 

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Iranian vendors chat on a sidewalk in Azadi (Freedom) Square in western Tehran on June 4, 2013.

 

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A billboard on Sarcheshmeh Street in downtown Tehran on June 4, 2013 bears a picture of the late founder of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, voting, and a quote from him that reads in Persian, “My advice to the Iranians is to participate in all elections.”

 

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Iranians shop for shirts from a street vendor at Azadi (Freedom) Square in western Tehran on June 4, 2013.

 

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An Iranian taxi driver takes a nap in his car at Azadi (Freedom) Square in western Tehran on June 4, 2013.

 

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Dresses for sale by a vendor on Sheikh Fazlollah Highway in western Tehran on June 4, 2013.

 

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An Iranian man sells berries on Sheikh Fazlollah Highway in western Tehran on June 4, 2013.

 

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Iranian women chat on at Shahrak Gharb Square in northwestern Tehran on June 4, 2013.

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