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Iranians Celebrate Valentine's Day, Despite Its Being Banned

Some Iranian youth are celebrating Valentine's Day even though authorities have banned the celebrations as part of "decadent Western culture." Coffee shops and restaurants are crowded with boys and girls celebrating with their loved ones and exchanging red-colored, romance-themed presents. Since 2011, Iranian authorities have prohibited any advertisement, sale of goods or unisex tours with the Valentine's Day name or symbols. But shopkeepers said teddy bears,...

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