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These Iranian soldiers are wearing ghillie suits, camouflaged tent-like robes that are designed to look like heavy foliage. Usually, ghillie suits are made in shades of green to turn humans into moving trees, but these dappled colours are chosen to blend into a starker landscape of rocks and boulders. The men, seen in Tehran, are not actually going to war, but marching as part of a parade that marks the anniversary of Iran’s war with Iraq, from 1980 to 1988
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