IRAN : Darband, a space of freedom for Iranian youth

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    Darband, in the mountains above Tehran, is where the city’s youths goes to relax and take a break from the heat in Iran’s Capital.

    It’s a charming place where families and young people drink tea or smoke a water pipe on sofas set in the river bed.

    Here women often drop their headscarves, and couples can hold hands. Our reporter James André went to see what the mood is like, just days after hard line conservative Ebrahim Raissi’s victory in the Iranian presidential election.

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