Women stroll on a Tehran street. Iranians are bracing themselves for extra scrutiny of their dress and behavior when a new, undercover morality police squad is deployed. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Springtime In Iran Means The 'Morality Police' Are Out In Force
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An Iranian election official checks identities during a second round of parliamentary elections at a polling station in Shahriar district of Tehran, Iran on Friday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Rescuers search through the rubble of the U.S. Marine barracks Oct. 23, 1983, in Beirut after a suicide truck bombing. The blast — the single deadliest attack on U.S. forces abroad since World War II — killed 241 American service members. The Supreme Court decided Congress can pass a law compensating the victims, and those of other attacks, using Iranian government funds. Jim Bourdier/AP hide caption

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Plenty Of Friction Expected During Obama's Visit To Saudi Arabia
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A ballistic surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, in an undisclosed location in Iran on Wednesday. Omid Vahabzadeh/AP via Fars News Agency hide caption

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People ride a horse and carriage at sunset in Isfahan's UNESCO-listed central square on June 2, 2014 in Isfahan, Iran. Isfahan, with its immense mosques, picturesque bridges and ancient bazaar, is a virtual living museum of Iranian traditional culture, and is Iran's top tourist destination. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Uncertainty, Iranians Hope For Economic Reforms
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An Iranian man and woman check the names of candidates before voting at a polling station in the holy city of Qom, about 80 miles south of the capital Tehran, on Friday. Long lines formed and voting was extended as Iranians cast ballots in an election test for President Hassan Rouhani, who hopes to curb conservative dominance after a nuclear deal with world powers. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranians in Qom walk past electoral posters on Wednesday. Parliamentary elections are being held in Iran on Friday. Few people in Qom believe more engagement with the West is a good idea. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Iran's Religious Heartland, An Enduring Distrust Of The U.S.
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Models walk the runway during the Roberto Cavalli Ready-to-Wear fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 in Milan. Victor Virgile /Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists at Persepolis marvel at the grandeur of a bygone age amid worries about the future. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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At Persepolis, Iran's Grand Past Overshadows Its Frustrating Present
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Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi, shown here in a snapshot at California's Golden Gate Bridge, was arrested by Iranian authorities in October. Courtesy Bijan Khajehpour hide caption

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After Prisoner Swap, Anxiety Over Jailed Iranian-American Businessman
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Sara Noghani (left) and Pooya Shahsiah are co-owners of a Tehran shop. Noghani is weighing an opportunity to reside in Australia but wants to give things in Iran a fair chance. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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In Tehran, Waiting For Signs Of Change In 'A New World'
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"I've had more than 50 years [of] fantastic life," says Saeed Laylaz. "One year in prison is nothing against it." Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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After Prison, A Tough-Minded Optimist Looks To Iran's Future
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