Inside Iran: A Vibrant Nation's New Hopes, Fears, and Prayers in Pictures

Isfahan Coin GameLife in Iran is about to change. With the nuclear deal now in effect, officials say the country is at the start of a “new chapter.”

For ordinary Iranians, the lifting of sanctions will hopefully mark the end of several years of severe economic instability. A team of Bloomberg Business reporters recently visited Iran's sprawling capital, Tehran, and the historic city of Isfahan, to meet with senior officials, young entrepreneurs, executives, leading female voices, and countless ordinary Iranians.

This excellent photo essay by Golnar Motevalli with photographs by Simon Dawson shows both the traditional as well as the modern sides of life in Iran today. Enjoy.

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