Monday, April 1, 2013
In this Sunday, March 31, 2013 photo, an Iranian man looks at nuts for sale at a nut shop, in western Tehran, Iran. Pistachios are Iran's top non-oil export and provide work for hundreds of thousands of people. Still, Iranian authorities are backing the boycott. They laud it as a way to decrease domestic pistachio consumption and leave more nuts for exporting, which has become an increasingly important pipeline for foreign revenue as sanctions squeeze Iran's oil and gas sales.
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