Mannequin dolls at Islamic fashion week in Tehran
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Is Iran increasingly open for business?

Iranians are hoping the Persian New Year will bring better financial fortunes.

Iranians are preparing for the Persian New Year and hoping it will bring better financial fortunes.

Nowruz usually sees the shops and bazaars packed with shoppers - but the country is still experiencing the hardships caused by crippling economic sanctions.

However, there is some hope thanks to a landmark nuclear deal reached last November between Iran and world powers.

The BBC's chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet reports from Tehran.