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Abyaneh is a beautiful and ancient village. But like many villages around the world, it has lost its young people who have moved to the cities and are raising their children there.
So Abyaneh is an old people's village, old people who sit on the thresholds of their homes and let their bones soak up the warmth of the sun before the onset of Winter. No happy laughter of children, no animated conversation across the narrow streets. Mind you, we were there in the quiet period. It is for the new year celebrations that families come back to their parental homes and in Summer they return again with their families to escape the oppressive heat in Tehran, together with many day trippers from that city who are escaping the heat and the unbearable pollution during the Summer months.

You can just make out an old man sitting in front of his house and someone in the car talking to him. On the day we were there a few Iranian tourists did arrive. A few souvenir shops were open.

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