Photo Essays

Iranians Cast Vote in an Uneasy Election

As Iran heads to the polls to elect a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, they find themselves torn between making a choice for themselves and a statement to the...

Earthquake in Iran, 1962: Amid the Ruins

Few people on Earth are as familiar with earthquakes as the citizens of Iran. Crisscrossed by a number of major fault lines and almost perpetually subject to...

President Obama’s First Trip to Israel

Barack Obama makes a historic first trip to Israel where he is expected to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and the ongoing civil war in Syria. He is also slated...

Iran: The Semi-Official View

Though it claims to be "independent," the Fars News Agency is said by Western observers to serve as the mouthpiece of the Iranian government. A gallery of its...

Smuggling Between Iran and Iraq

In a dangerous but lucrative enterprise, Kurdish smugglers transport fuel across the Iraqi border and take back alcohol Photographs by Sebastian Meyer /...

Animals in Space

As Iran launches a small menagerie into orbit atop its first spacegoing rocket, TIME pays tribute to the unsung, furry pioneers who journeyed into space, paving...

Nuclear Bazaar

While head of Pakistan's nuclear program, Khan did business with outlaw regimes in Libya, Iran and North Korea. Here's what the U.S. suspects they bought