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Hydration war 2007-06-05

Picture 12 in the Iran series.

This is a follow-up on yesterday's event: The 18th anniversary of the passing of Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution.

Dehydration was a major issue yesterday, as tempratures were 35+ degree celsius. Given that most families did not even have enough money for transportation (some claimed to have walked hundreds of kilometers), they certainly could not afford bottled water (given that it's twice the price of fuel). In addition to providing free water, the Red Crescent Society also had a full fleet of vehicles which were spraying the crowd with Rose Water.

Comments (5)

  • Hello my friend! how you doing? Seems like all is well with you and the heat doesn't seem to phase you as you continue to harness and improve your photo-journalism. I found something rather intriguing when, just for kicks, wanted to find out what the show times of Pirates of the Caribbean in Iran would be and found this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX-DZk900Ak. I simply googled "Iran pirates of the Caribbean"

    lets see you on revscene a bit more often - curious to know what you think of my latest attempts =) keep in touch - safe travels.
    Pharoaz @ Jun-06-2007
  • Thanks Pharoaz, but I can't view the video since Youtube is banned from Iran. What is it, exactly?

    Salar @ Jun-06-2007
  • Great shot man!

    .... Rose water?
    Kris [PiXistenZ] @ Jun-07-2007
  • hehe yes. As strange as it sounds, rose petals are crushed, distilled, and their oils extracted. It is mostly used in various foods and candy, but it also has a religious purpose (to cleanse the body before prayer). For the purposes of spraying crowds, it has the bonus of cooling people off, and eliminating the strong and volatile body odours.

    Interestingly, according to Hossein Abrishami, "Iranians are regarded as the first manufacturers of perfume and discoverers of decorative and cosmetic powders and sweet smelling oils or beauty creams."

    Salar @ Jun-07-2007
  • it is so beautifull tel me your camera setting pls
    maurice @ Jul-10-2007

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