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In pictures: Zoroastrians in Iran
Tending the flames

Zoroastrians are often incorrectly labelled as fire-worshippers and have at times suffered persecution as a result.

For Zoroastrians, fire represents a pure creation and is a symbol of their religion, much like a cross is to Christians.

The fire in this temple has, according to one of the priests, been kept alight constantly for more than 70 years.

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