This week Shiraz observes the 25th anniversary of the death and continued legacy of the Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of the Islamic revolution. Getty Images photographer John Moore spent time photographing in the heart of central Iran. —Thea Breite (19 photos total)

A scarecrow stands vigil over a backyard garden, as does a photo of Iran’s current supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Kamenei on June 1, 2014 in Narin, in central Iran. Narin, known for its mud brick architecture and handicrafts, has been a prominent stop on trade routes since the Sassanid era. (John Moore/Getty Images)