Photos: People Living In The Margins In Bandar Abbas, Iran
ISNA via payvand / Peyman Kiyani
16-Mar-2009 (6 comments)

Even with their hard their living conditions, these people living in the margins in Bandar Abbas manage to put a smile on their face. On the positive side, if there is one, these people don't have anything to lose. So they can perhaps sleep "freely" not having to worry about the financial meltdown across the globe that's bringing sleepless night for the well-to-do!

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XerXes ...

by Kamalian (not verified) on

Would you have said the same thing and brought up the same rational to dismiss poverty in iran during shah's regime? Does that mean that khomeini's revolution for poor (mostazafan) was a bogus claim and revolution was about nothing but a fraud?

Or is there a double standard of judgment for shah's regime versus islamic republic, even though IRI is thousands of times more corrupt than shah ever was, and far less "iranian" than shah ever was?

With a religious blindfold on, everything looks rosy no matter how ugly and brutal.


Dear "XerXes",

by MiNeum71 on

Dead-end lives in the States don´t make these Iranians feel better. Btw: The strongest economy of the world is the EU one.



I don't get it

by XerXes (not verified) on

United States is the Largest economy in the world, how many large cities does anyone know that don't have it like this? COME ON...



by maziar058 (not verified) on

what akhoond knows about shame ? they are master of B.S and POR ROO;
shame on the free world who backed up these thugs so they can send them free....
poor Iranians have to suffer like these in all over Iran.

Anonymous Observer

Shame, Shame, Shame

by Anonymous Observer on

on the third largest producer of oil in the world with an underpopulated country where every basic living necessity is government subsidized....


Shame On You

by MiNeum71 on

Shame on you, Ruhollah Khomeini
Shame on you, Ali Khamenei
Shame on you, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Shame on you, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Look at the faces and eyes of these people, these children, who don´t have anything except themselves and a dirty place, where they must live their unworthy lives, and this happens in a rich country.

This is so sad, so sad, so unbelievable sad.

Shame on you, IRI.