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Abbas Kowsari

Shade of Earth: 2007-08

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Iranians visit the fronts of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) during their New Year (Noruz) holiday, in the last week of March.

This trip is called Rahian-e Noor, or, Caravan of Light.

The pilgrims, often the family members of those who died during the conflict, travel with buses from all over the country to visit the places where the fighting was the heaviest. Iran lost over half a million soldiers during the eight-year-trench war with neighbouring Iraq.

Abbas Kowsari