Hugh Sykes in Iran.
Hugh Sykes is in Tehran for us - you'll hear some of his reports on PM, starting tonight. And in case you heard his radio postcard from Tehran on Broadcasting House at the weekend, here are some real pictures and more words from Hugh to fill in the gaps:
"Hossein and his 11-year-old daughter Hamdeh, at the Hazrat-e-Abdul Azim shrine in Ray, south Tehran.
It's one of the biggest and most important places in the entire middle east that Shia pilgrims visit.
The main bazaar in central Tehran.
Chahar-Rah Bozorg, "Big Intersection" at the centre of the bazaar.
Loud shouting and a clatter of carts. And a pomegranate juice vendor right in the middle.
Four fabric sellers in the bazaar.
Crockery store in the bazaar.
Terrible Tehran traffic. About 35,000 people die on Iran's roads every year..and there's one estimate of 26 motorcycle deaths in Tehran every day.
Iran population: about 70 million.
The Tehran metro
.....and immediately outside Taleghani metro station:
The former US embassy, where 52 American diplomats were held hostage for 444 days from Nov 1979 to January 1981.
The background symbols signify 'Islam'.
The end of the sentence reads: ...dignified the nation."
Self-explanatory. And - around town:
Solidarity with Palestinians: a Teheran mural showing the Palestinian boy Mohammed al Durrah, shot dead at the Netzarim crossing in Gaza in 2000.
Solidarity with Irish hunger strikers.
And here's a Tehran Bendy Bus! They used to have red double-deckers here. Boris, where are you??"