The Vahidis are one of many devoutly Shiite working-class families in Tehran whose political loyalties have eroded along with their quality of life.
May 28, 2013 An Iranian woman shops in the Vahidis' neighborhood in south Tehran. Like many devoutly Shiite, working-class families in the Iranian capital, the Vahidis have seen their standard of living plummet under the weight of global economic sanctions and their country’s mismanagement of its oil wealth. Maryam Rahmanian/For The Washington Post
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