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Iranians hope for better fortunes in Persian New Year

13 March 2014 Last updated at 15:54 GMT

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.