Press photo called THE BASTINADO which shows the flogging
(falak) of the soles of the feet as practiced in Persia (late 19th century?).
A whole group of men in tall turban hats in a brick courtyard, many of them
whips or sticks, and a man upside down in the middle of them tied up in something
and they are flogging his feet... and by the expressions of their faces are
quite proud of it.
Sent by Darius Kadivar
interesting old photos of ordinary people, places, political leaders,