Iranians are relieved to be celebrating for a change. On Tuesday, June 18, 2013 they stormed the streets with joy after Iran's national football team qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after a 1-0 win against South Korea. Only days earlier there had been great happiness and celebrations after Hassan Rouhani was announced the winner of the of the presidential election.
Celebration in Laheh Park in Tehran
Remembering a Jailed Opposition Leader
People celebrated the victory, without forgetting Mir Hussein Mousavi, a jailed opposition leader. They chanted “Rouhani, Mir Hussein, We're going to the World Cup”.
Celebration in Tabriz
People celebrated in all Iranain cities.
Celebration in Isfahan