Friday, July 07, 2006

Tehran, Iran on Google Earth

Over 7,000,000 people live in Tehran, the capital of Iran. Although Iran is run by an Islamic government, the people are mostly Persian, which is unique. They speak Farsi, a language that you might know if you've ever worked or applied to work for the CIA. Iran was changed by the Islamic Revolution in the late 1970's that brought back a stricter Islamic government. Reference the Iran Hostage crisis for more info on how it affected the western governments. Today, Tehran is making headlines as being the center for a new nuclear debate and it's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has come out in the press saying he wants to erase Israel off the map.

Azadi Square on Google EarthAzadi Square

More Info on the WEB:

Photos of Tehran (Great site!)

CIA World Fact Book - IRAN

Photos from Iran-Flag burning (These photos sadden me)

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