Iran:The “art” of not shaking hands with women

Faryadbiseda, an Iranian blogger, has published several photos of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ‘s meeting with women. Each time he refuses shaking their hands. It seems religion forbids him and many other Iranians shaking hands with women.

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