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Iran blocks ‘illegal’ rally at Cyrus the Great’s tomb

TEHRAN: Iranian authorities on Sunday prevented an "illegal gathering" at the tomb of ancient Persian king Cyrus the Great and arrested a number of suspects, local media reported. The Mizanonline news website said the intelligence ministry had identified members of "a counter-revolutionary group which had wanted to organise an illegal gathering under the pretext of celebrating Cyrus". Authorities on Saturday cut the main highway between the cities of Shiraz and Esfahan, which leads to an archaeological site where the…