In Iran, Mideast's largest Jewish population outside Israel finds new acceptance by officials

November 26, 2014 7:30 AM

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In Iran, Mideast's largest Jewish population outside Israel finds new acceptance by officials

In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo, an Iranian Jewish man prays at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue, in the city of Yazd 420 miles (676 kilometers) south of capital Tehran, Iran. More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimages like many others in the Islamic Republic until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) (The Associated Press)

In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo, an Iranian Jewish man carries a Torah scroll at the Molla Agha Baba Synagogue, in the city of Yazd 420 miles (676 kilometers) south of capital Tehran. Iran, a home for Jews for more than 3,000 years, has the Middle East’s largest Jewish population outside of Is...

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