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TEHRAN YOUTH

The Islamic Republic of Iran has the youngest population of the whole world. The overwhelming majority of Iran's youth wasn't even born in 1979, but their parents fought in the Revolution that overthrew the Shah.
Iranian youth, faces everyday the unbending restrictions and rules of the theocratic dictatorship,
but they desire the same lifestyle of their western counterparts, which they get to know through satellite television and the stories of cousins and families escaped in Los Angeles.
They hang around in cafes of northern Teheran and in the illegal soundproof cellars where they can play rock music or listen to techno beat, they gather snowboarding above the city and on the beaches of the Caspian sea.
These pictures show the everyday life of teens in a country continuously on the verge of a war with the United States and of their struggle for what they desire most: a normal life.