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A worker sprays rosewater among the worshipers wearing face masks, during a Friday prayer in Tehran, Iran on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Friday marked the first public Friday prayer services in Tehran in 20 months, after halting it amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Arash Khamooshi/The New York Times) XNYT36

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