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Iran Weighs Moving Capital from Tehran

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Iran Weighs Moving Capital from Tehran

Iran Weighs Moving Capital from Tehran

Iran Weighs Moving Capital from Tehran

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Iran considers moving the seat of government from Tehran, following an earthquake in the ancient city of Bam last month that killed at least 41,000 people. Experts warn Tehran is built along major fault lines, and a big quake could cause a devastating natural disaster. Opponents of a new capital dismiss the idea as a political gimmick. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.