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Sara Noghani (left) and Pooya Shahsiah, in their shop, Tehran Collage. Many of their designs feature words from Persian poetry that speak of a new dawn. Molly Messick/NPR hide caption

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Iranians Wait And Wonder If A New Dawn Is Coming

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Iranian Jewish men read from the Torah scroll during morning prayers at Youssef Abad Synagogue in Tehran in 2013. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iran's Jews: It's Our Home And We Plan To Stay

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People ride a horse and carriage through Isfahan's central square in June 2014. With its immense mosques, picturesque bridges and ancient bazaar, the city is a virtual living museum of Iranian traditional culture and is a top tourist destination. After decades of difficult relations with the West, Iran now says it wants more foreign tourists, including Westerners. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists

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Iranians commemorate the 36th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution near the Azadi Tower in Tehran on Wednesday. While many Iranians would like to reorder relations with the West, there's also plenty of skepticism about whether it will actually happen. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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On Iran's Streets, 'Death To America' ... And Hope For A Nuclear Deal

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U.S., Iran Not Hopelessly Far Apart On Details Of A Nuclear Deal

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

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Fact Checking Obama's State Of The Union Speech

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Will Low Oil Prices Affect Debate Over Keystone KL Pipeline?

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Art Installation Opens Passage To A Different World

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Junior Adriano at his former high school in Anthony, Texas. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Undocumented Immigrant Now Feels 'More American'

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Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference in 2013. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Sen. Marco Rubio Hopes For A Congress 'Whose Work Is Relevant' To Americans

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NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office, where they discussed U.S. involvement in the Middle East and the world as a whole. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Waiting For A Break: Obama On 'Strategic Patience' In Foreign Policy

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President Obama responds to a question from NPR's Steve Inskeep on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Here's Why Obama Said The U.S. Is 'Less Racially Divided'

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Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama on Dec. 17 in the Oval Office, where they discussed recent moves on Cuba and immigration, and prospects for cooperation with a GOP-dominated Congress. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Despite Election Defeat, Obama Sees Room To Push His Agenda

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