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News number: 9103082590

12:08 | 2012-06-18

Culture

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Int'l Holy Quran Competitions Opens in Tehran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's capital city of Tehran is hosting the 29th International Holy Quran Competitions with representatives from 65 countries in attendance.



The competitions started at Tehran's Milad Tower International Convention Center on Sunday.

Officials and reciters of Holy Quran from more than 65 Muslim and non-Muslim countries have taken part in the six-day event.

Hojjatoleslam Mohammadi Golpayegani, head of the Supreme Leader's office, Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, and Iranian MPs and ambassadors were present at the opening ceremony of the event.

The jury of the contest has 14 members, 5 of whom are Iranian and the rest are from other countries.