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Working women in rural Iran

Women gathering rice. Mazandaran, northern Iran. Photograph by Babak Borzouyeh.

In Iranian villages, women help out with the farm work, as well as keeping the house and raising children. Mazandaran, northern Iran. Photograph by Babak Borzouyeh.

Tending rice field. Photograph by Babak Borzouyeh.

Tending a rice field at a farm in Mazandaran, northern Iran. Photograph by Babak Borzouyeh.

Baking bread. Photograph by Babak Borzouyeh.

Baking bread outdoors in Bam, south-eastern Iran. Nearly three years after the devastating earthquake, many people are still living in tents. Photograph by Babak Borzouyeh.

Child and grandmother. Abanieh, central Iran.  Photograph by Hamed Behnam.

Grandmothers often take care of grandchildren while their daughters are at work. Photograph by Hamed Behnam.

Old woman selling goods. Photograph by Hamed Behnam

An elderly woman sells goods in the street in Abianeh, central Iran. Photograph by Hamed Behnam.

Dyeing wool in northern Iran.  Photograph by Babak Borzouyeh.

Dyeing the wool used for weaving rugs. Masouleh, northern Iran. Photograph by Babak Borzouyeh.

An old woman in northern Iran. Photograph by Babak Borzouyeh.

Watching the younger women work in Mazandaran, northern Iran. Photograph by Babak Borzouyeh.






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