A new central council of oriental Christians has been formed in Germany to raise public awareness of the problems Arab Christians are facing in conflict-ridden countries like Syria, Egypt and Iraq. Günther Birkenstock reportsMore
The D′Arcy carnival procession in Iran took place in 1933. Under the regime of Reza Shah Pahlawi thousands of carnival revellers, floats and marching bands moved through the streets of Teheran. The following photographs show impressions of Iran′s historic carnival.