Iran Launches Its Own YouTube

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In its latest effort to find alternatives to global Internet services like YouTube, the Iranian government has unveiled its own video-sharing website Mehr in full adherence with its interpretation of Islam. While many Iranians have been known to bypass filters to access YouTube or use other Farsi-centric video streaming sites like Aparat, Mehr is the first state-sponsored venture into online media in the country.

YOLO of the Day

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YouTuber DaBoing found this video of a rare glimpse into the underground rave scene in Iran, where partying and dancing to western music is generally considered illegal under the Islamic law (although some say that this is a bribable offense).

Medal Stand Photo of the Day

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Medal Stand Photo of the Day
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American Jordan Burroughs' gold medal victory over Iran's Sadegh Goudarzi in men's 74kg freestyle wrestling led to this poignant photo, proving the Olympic brings the world together like no other event.

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Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Progress of the Day

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Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Progress of the Day: KFC over the weekend released a statement denying claims it had opened its first Iranian branch in over 30 years

The fried chicken chain closed up shop in the Persian republic following the Islamic

Female Ninja Army of the Day

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Female Ninja Army of the Day: A rare glimpse into the fascinating world of Iran's ninja training camps for women, courtesy of the Islamic Republic's 24-hour English-language news network, Press TV.

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Barbie Ban of the Day

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Barbie Ban of the Day
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Barbie Ban of the Day: In what it referred to as a "new phase" in its ongoing crackdown on "manifestations of Western culture," Iran's morality police has moved to shut down dozens of toy stores peddling in banned Barbies.

The doll, once referred to by an Iranian children's agency as a "Trojan horse" of Western influence

Frightening Flashback of the Day

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Frightening Flashback of the Day: In a scene straight out of 1979, dozens of militant Iranian students stormed the British Embassy in Tehran today, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, and clashing with riot police.

According to the Associated Press, the protesters burned documents and the British flag, and shouted "death t