Part of the Pardis petrochemical complex facilities in Assaluyeh, on the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Iran. The United States has reimposed sanctions targeting Iran's economy.
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An exchange shop displays rates for various currencies in downtown Tehran last month. Iran is bracing for the restoration of U.S. sanctions on its vital oil industry set to take effect on Monday, as it grapples with an economic crisis that has sparked sporadic protests over rising prices, corruption and unemployment.
An Iranian woman walks past the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, which bears a mural depicting the Statue of Liberty with a dead face. With just days to go until the U.S. plans to snap more sanctions back into place, questions linger about what the move spells for the world.
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The unanimous ruling from the International Court of Justice orders the U.S. to allow Iran to import food, medical supplies and other products for humanitarian reasons. Here, people browse for goods in the Grand Bazaar in Tehran.
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People walk at the old main bazaar in Tehran, Iran, last month. The strained Iranian economy is bracing for the impact of new U.S. sanctions that went into effect Tuesday.
The sun sets behind an oil pump in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. OPEC nations agreed to reduce their production, but energy experts say that renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran could derail their supply cut deal.