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Newsha Tavakolian
Iran's Caspian sea region has long been the main destination for Iranian families in search for sun, beaches and fun. There are resorts all along across the crescent moon shaped coast line, but most people rent local houses near the beach.

But, sun and fun in the Islamic republic comes with rules. There are no clubs and bars, alcohol is illegal, as is walking around in bikinis. All women in Iran are obligated to cover up and the lush beaches of the Caspian are no exception. Women can only wear bathing suits in special, walled-off sections of the beaches, where men are forbidden to enter. If women...

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IRAN. 2017. A seasonal Cafe by the Jafrood beach.
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IRAN. 2017. A young woman looking at the sea.
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IRAN. 2017. Zohreh Boroumand, 1989, from Karaj.
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IRAN. 2017. Negin and Borna are old family friends, they came...
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IRAN. 2017. Samaneh Vakili, 2003, student from Hamedan swiming...
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IRAN. 2017. Negin and Borna are old family friends, they came...
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IRAN. 2017. A man only beach separated by fences inside of the...
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IRAN. 2017. Mohsen Rajabi, 1989, Lifeguard, from Anzali.
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IRAN. 2017. Families swimming in the Caspian Sea. Most of the...
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IRAN. 2017. From right to left:
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IRAN. 2017. Vakili family drove for 7 hours to arrive to Caspian...
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IRAN. 2017. Vakili family, they drove for 7 hours to arrive to...
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IRAN. 2017. Vakili Family. Khadije Alami playing with her daughter...
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IRAN. 2017. Vakili Family. Alireza Alami, 1962, from Hamedan...
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IRAN. 2017. A sand drawing of a woman figure in Haji Bakandeh...
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IRAN. 2017. Cousins along with their friends enjoying Amir Bakandeh...
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IRAN. 2017. Sons:
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IRAN. 2017. Vakili Family. Khadijah washing her nephew and help...
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IRAN. 2017. Iranian Kurdish family dancing and packing their...
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IRAN. 2017. Mother of the Family: Hasti Salimian, 1983, From...
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IRAN. 2017. On Friday afternoon (weekend in Iran), many locals...
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IRAN. 2017. Second from the left: Zahra, 1958, from Tehran.
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IRAN. 2017. Mothers:
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IRAN. 2017. Tourists sitting in the local tea houses by the beach...
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IRAN. 2017. A young boy working at the Cafe serving customers...
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IRAN. 2017. A sunset view of the Jafrood Beach in north of Iran...
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IRAN. 2017. A view of a Local shop selling beach toys and accessories...
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IRAN. 2017. View of an Iranian family renting a Bench to have...
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IRAN. 2017. A Local man try to sell Baghali (cooked Lima Bean)...
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IRAN. 2017. A night Bazaar next to the beach, A tourist woman...
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