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Charlie hebdo 32
Paris
By Steven Wassenaar
08 Jan 2015

An editoral meeting at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France in 2012. Four of the artists present, Charb, Wolinski, Cabu et Tignous were killed in the terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper's offices in Paris that took twelve lives.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

Arvin , a 13 year old Iranian Jewish boy learning to read the Torah for his Bar Mitzvah at a Synagogue in Yussef Abad, in the North Of Tehran.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

Arvin, a 13 years old Iranian Jewish boy celebrating his Bar Mitzvah at the biggest Synagogue in Yussef Abad in the North of Teheran.
Out of the 80 000 Jews present in Iran under the Shah, there are barely 10,000 today. This religious minority has its Member of Parliament, schools ... but must live in discretion.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

Arvin , learning to read the Torah for his Bar Mitzvah. His standing on carved altar carved in wood and gold in the biggest Synagogue of Yussef Abad, in the North of Teheran.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

An iranian Jewish boy carrying the torah scroll with his father for his Bar mitzvah at a Synagogue in Tehran.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

Arvin carrying the Torah scroll with his father for his Bar Mitzvah at the biggest Synagogue in Tehran.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

Arvin 's friends reading the Torah. They are all educated in Jewish schools. Only five Jewish schools remain in Tehran. They subsist thanks to grants from the Ministry of Education.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

An Iranian Jewish boy reading the Torah in the biggest synagogue of Tehran.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

An Iranian Jewish boy reading the Torah in the synagogue of Yussef Abad in the North of Tehran.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

Jewish boys reading the Torah during Arvin's Bar-Mitzva . Although Jews can be discriminated against , those who decided to stay declared feeling more secure in Iran than in other countries such as Israel.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

Jewish boys reading the Torah during Arvin's Bar-Mitzvah. After the ceremony, guests gather around a sumptuous buffet. On the menu: traditional Iranian dishes and ... wine. Within the Islamic Republic, alcohol is prohibited for muslims, but tolerated for religious minorities like Jews and Christians.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

Arvin celebrating his Bar Mitzvah and reading the Torah. He is surrounded by the Rabbi , his father and a friend.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

An Iranian Jewish man praying during Arvin's Bar Mitzvah at the biggest Synagogue in Tehran.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

Arvin and the Rabbi during his Bar Mitzvah in the biggest synagogue in Tehran.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

The Rabbi advising Arvin during his Bar Mitzvah.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

Arvin waiting to start celebrating his Bar Mitzvah in the biggest synagogue of Tehran located in Yussef Abad neighborhood.

Recognized as a minority in the 1979 Constitution, Jews are represented in the Iranian Parliament by a jewish member.
Despite their patriotism toward Iran, Jews's loyalty remain, in the eyes of the regime, questionable.

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Iranian Jews
Tehran
By Alireza Firouzi
08 Nov 2012

The menorah, one of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith, in the Yousef Abad Synagogue.

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Charlie hebdo 29
Paris
By Steven Wassenaar
28 Jan 2012

Bernard "Tignous" Verlhac (right) looks at a comic strip with Camille Besse for an upcoming issue, while Charb (left) looks on from his desk in January 2012. Carb and Tignous were among twelve members of the satirical paper killed in the attack on their office in Paris on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 20
Paris
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

Cabu (Jean Cabut, right), a longtime artist at Charlie Hebdo, was one of twelve members of the satirical paper killed in the attack on their office in Paris, France. Pictured in the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo in January 2012, during a staff meeting for an upcoming issue.

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Charlie hebdo 07
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

Riss Tignous looks over a colleagues drawing in the board room of Parisian satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in 2012. He was among twelve killed when masked gunmen opened fire in the papers office on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 08
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

Riss Tignous sketches a political cartoon in the board room of Parisian satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in 2012. He was among twelve killed when masked gunmen opened fire in the papers office on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 11
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

Charb is pictured smashing a screen with former president Nicolas Sarkozy on it, during the 2012 French elections. He was among the twelve murdered when masked gunmen targeted the offices of the Parisian satire paper Charlie Hebdo on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 12
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
22 Jan 2012

Riss Tignous sketches a political cartoon in the board room of Parisian satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in 2012. He was among twelve killed when masked gunmen opened fire in the papers office on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 04
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
18 Jan 2012

An editoral meeting at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France in 2012. Four of the artists present, Charb, Wolinski, Cabu et Tignous were killed in the terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper's offices in Paris that took twelve lives.

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Charlie hebdo 06
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
18 Jan 2012

Bernard Maris (2nd from right) sketches during an editorial meeting in Paris in January 2012. He was among the twelve staff members of the Parisian satirical paper Charlie Hebdo killed when masked gunman opened fire in their office on January 8.

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Charlie hebdo 14
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
18 Jan 2012

A wall is covered with potential front pages and drawings for an issue of Charlie Hebdo. Paris 29-01-2012

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Charlie hebdo 15
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
18 Jan 2012

A wall is covered with potential front pages and drawings for the next issue of Charlie Hebdo. Paris 29-01-2012

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Charlie hebdo 03
Paris, France
By Steven Wassenaar
16 Jan 2012

Cabu (Jean Cabut), a longtime artist at Charlie Hebdo, was one of twelve members of the satirical paper killed in the attack on their office in Paris, France. Pictured in the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo in January 2012, sketching a cartoon for an upcoming issue.