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News number: 9107167024

14:56 | 2013-05-04

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Supreme Leader Visits Tehran Int'l Book Fair

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei visited the 26th Tehran International Book Fair on Saturday morning.



The Leader was accompanied by Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyed Mohammad Hosseini and Head of the 26th Tehran International Book Fair Ali Esmayeeli.

During the visit, Ayatollah Khamenei conversed with a number of authors and publishers and was briefed on Iranian publications in the last year.

Iranian officials say that the Tehran book fair receives the most number of visitors in the world.

The annual Tehran International Book Fair kicked off at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Mosalla (prayers ground) on Tuesday and will continue work for ten days.

2,545 domestic and 1,600 foreign publishers from 77 world countries have participated in the event.