On the ground in Iran All Things Considered's reporting from Iran in February 2023
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All Things Considered's reporting from Iran in February 2023

Women without headscarves stroll through Tehran's Tajrish Square in February 2023. Marjan Yazdi for NPR hide caption

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Women across Iran are refusing to wear headscarves, in open defiance of the regime

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Women hold Iranian flags during a parade in western Tehran. Marjan Yazdi/NPR hide caption

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Amid brutal government crackdowns, dissent continues to simmer in Iran

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Inside the Grand Bazaar, a trader carries a carpet from Qom, which is known for its silk carpets. Marjan Yazdi for NPR hide caption

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'I can dream it, but I can't afford it': The stark reality of life in Iran right now

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Women hold up signs depicting the image of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died while in the custody of Iranian authorities, during a demonstration denouncing her death by Iraqi and Iranian Kurds outside the U.N. offices in Arbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, on Sept. 24, 2022. SAFIN HAMED/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Iran's government has tamped down most protests. But anger and desperation persist

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A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in her support in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels on September 23, 2022. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Where does Iran go now?

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A carpet trader from Qom in the Tehran Grand Bazaar, Feb. 8, 2023. Marjan Yazdi for NPR hide caption

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'I can dream it, but I can't afford it': Iranians on their bleak economy

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A women in Tajrish Square in Tehran, Iran, in Feb. 2023. Marjan Yazdi for NPR hide caption

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In Tehran, forgoing a headscarf is a quiet, daring protest

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The recent protests in Iran have been quieted, but a lot of people say the grievances that fueled them have not gone away. BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Iranians are protesting their government on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly interviews the Foreign Minister of Iran, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, in Tehran. Marjan Yazdi for NPR hide caption

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In Iran, NPR sees anger and desperation. Its government tells us nothing is wrong

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