Fending off invaders
Photo essay: Beheshte Zahra cemetery
November 21, 2006
The following are pictures of the Beheshte Zahra cemetery south of Tehran. This is a place I always wanted to see for so many reasons. As morbid as this trip my seem to some, I thought I'd share my pictures from this visit. Aside from serving as a "civilian" cemetery, it is home to a number of other sites. Namely the "Martyr's Museum", and Khomeini's Mosoleum. In the Martyr's Museum one can find many photographs of soldiers and personal effects of the fallen. No matter what your feelings on the Iran-Iraq war, there is no denying that these men paid with their lives because of their righteous desire to make their country free of occupation. And no matter what some may say, they WON that war. They completed the objective of fending off an invading army. May they rest in peace.
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