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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 January 2008, 11:18 GMT
In pictures: Snow storms in Iran

Picture: Amirali Gorgan

Iran has had its heaviest snowfall in 40 years. BBC website reader Amirali Gorgan sent this picture of snow in Tehran.

Picture: Amirali Gorgan

All schools and universities in Tehran have been closed since Sunday because of the heavy snowfall. Government offices have now reopened. Photo: Amirali Gorgan

Photo: Mohammad Zaghari

Poonak, western Tehran. Iranian officials say eight people have frozen to death after getting stuck on roads. Another 20 have died in traffic accidents. Photo: Mohammad Zaghari.

Photo: Abbas Ameli

A man clears the path to his corner shop in the town of Karaj, 20km west of Tehran. Photo: Abbas Ameli.

Photo: Abbas Ameli

A street lamp in Karaj illuminates the icicles hanging off it. Any daytime thaw is frozen by the drop in temperatures which accompany dusk. Photo: Abbas Ameli.

Photo: Mohammad Zaghari

Many streets are deserted. This is Sadeghiyeh Square, in western Tehran. Photo: Mohammad Zaghari

Photo: Afshin Mohammadi

Afshin Mohammadi took this photo of frozen winter berries in northern Tehran. Send your pictures of snowy Iran to yourpics@bbc.co.uk .





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