Iranians hope for better fortunes in Persian New Year
- 14 March 2014
- From the section World
Iranians are preparing for the Persian New Year - the Nawroz festival that symbolises happiness, health and new hope.
The country's shops and bazaars are packed with shoppers but many Iranians are experiencing the hardships caused by crippling economic sanctions.
So how much hope is there this year?
Here's my report from Tehran.