Decreased demand, international sanctions and rising costs push this archaic industry to the brink.
June 30, 2013 A carpet seller shows a rug to customers at Tehran's Grand Bazaar. Th Iranian capital’s vast marketplace is home to, by most estimates, the highest concentration of handmade rugs in the world.Maryam Rahmanian/For The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.