The Iran collection was completed by Mehdi Zahedi on July 23, 2004. Gathering the earth was easy----getting it back was not. Besides the usual USDA soil permits, I was required to apply for a license from the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control to bring the dirt to the U.S.
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Life Expectancy at birth : 73 ( 45 in 1960 )
GDP per capita 2011 : $6,977