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Political poster from Iran, ca. 2002, representing the procession of figures bearing gifts up the steps of the Apadana at Persepolis interspersed with martyrs from the Iran-Iraq War who hold their hands in gesture of prayer and wear the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran on their sleeves.  The ancient figures carrying tulips instead of the attributes they actually carry at the site. They march toward a minaret which appears to be from the Mosque/Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini and has a glowing hand of Fatima on top.  Behind it is a tiled dome which appears to be the dome of the Masjid-i Imam in Isfahan.  In the foreground is a field of red tulips, a symbol of martyrdom.

Political poster from Iran, ca. 2002, representing the procession of figures bearing gifts up the steps of the Apadana at Persepolis interspersed with martyrs from the Iran-Iraq War who hold their hands in gesture of prayer and wear the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran on their sleeves. The ancient figures carrying tulips instead of the attributes they actually carry at the site. They march toward a minaret which appears to be from the Mosque/Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini and has a glowing hand of Fatima on top. Behind it is a tiled dome which appears to be the dome of the Masjid-i Imam in Isfahan. In the foreground is a field of red tulips, a symbol of martyrdom.

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