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These women wear scarves over their heads while spending time with friends. 40 Having a dress code doesn’t stop Iranians from going out. They go shopping and gather at parks. Movie theaters draw crowds. Grown-ups go to work. They might work at shops, restaurants, offices, or building sites. Men watch a chess game in a park in Iran. 41 Sports and Games Soccer rules the sports scene in Iran. The national team competes well against teams from other countries. Iran also has a professional soccer league.
39 Iran supplies nearly all the world’s saffron. This spice is bright yellow. It is made from the spiky stamens in the center of the crocus flower. Each flower makes only three stamens. So it takes thousands of flowers to create just a little bit of saffron. Ice cream is a favorite treat among Iranian children. Clothing Iranians honor a dress code called hijab. Women and girls must cover their heads and necks with a scarf or hood when they are outside. Arms and legs also must be covered by a coat or robe.
Above and below the crescents are words in Arabic. They repeat the prayer Allahu Akbar. 2 million GLOSSARY desert: a dry region that can be sandy or salty ethnic group: a large community of people that shares the same language, religion, and customs goods: things to sell Islam: a religion that began in Saudi Arabia. Followers of Islam pray to Allah. map: a drawing or chart of all or part of Earth or the sky mosque: an Islamic place of worship mountain: a part of Earth’s surface that rises high into the sky Muslim: a person who follows Islam oasis: a moist, green spot in a desert plateau: a high, flat area of land Quran: the Islamic holy book stamen: a long, skinny spike that helps a flower to make more flowers valley: an area of lowland that gets its water from a large river 46 TO LEARN MORE BOOKS Douglass, Susan L.