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What life looks like amid the Iranian diaspora in 'Tehranto'

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In 2009, photographer Javad Parsa was forced to leave his native Iran. In his new life, he's met with many other Iranians, and developed a project to document their lives. They all have different reasons for leaving their mother country. Parsa just returned from the Canadian metropolis often referred to as "Tehranto."

Global Scan

ISIS has a new hand sign — and it means far more than ‘We’re #1’

The Islamic militants known as ISIS have shown savvy in social media and in picking their symbols. We explore the deeper meaning behind their index finger salute — and their black-and-white flag. And an author shows a side of Iran's capital that you might not have expected, from sex to drugs to skinny jeans. And are you tired of being cramped in economy class? You're not alone. All that in today's Global Scan.