Into the Light
photo by Zohreh Saberi / Mehr News Agency

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, coming back home from her school; she passes this long road alone every day.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, touching the plants around her house. She always walks by herself between the plants and flowers in certain hours of the day and is very interested in cultivating them.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, coming back home from School. Due to the fact that their village is lacking in paved road and transportation which make the situation for its habitants worse, Raheleh has to cover a distance of more than one kilometer alone every day.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Rahele, 13, born blind, doing her homework in her room. She always sits in front of windows and the light because of fear of darkness.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, playing in her courtyard. She enjoys swinging and the only thing she sees in the course of the day, is the whiteness of the sunlight.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, touching the plants in her courtyard. In the afternoon, when the brightness of the sunlight is getting faded, she sees the trees and her surroundings as suspending shadows.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Rahele, 13, born blind, sitting alone in her room after doing her homework. The rest of the family is doing daily works out of house.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, walking in a forest near her house. She feels the leaves by touching them with her face.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, listening to her brothers' noise who are playing game around their house. She is sad of not being able to play with them.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, shinning the flashlight in her eyes. In the midnight, because of fear of darkness, she is used to shinning the light of flashlight in her eyes from close distance.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, standing behind the window in the morning. She likes the warmness of the sunlight on her face.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, accompanied by her parents in their courtyard in the afternoon. They are playing with Raheleh after finishing daily works. Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran

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Raheleh, 13, born blind, is so anxious at nights due to lack of sunlight. Her eyes can only distinguish the bright light.
Heijleh, Babol city, Mazandaran, Iran