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Rare Glimpses Inside 'the Citadel,' Iran's Forgotten Red-Light District, in the 1970s

The Citadel was an old neighborhood of filthy alleyways in Tehran that was established in the 1920s as a red-light district to house scores of prostitutes. In the 1930s and 1940s, the neighborhood became a thriving sex quarter with rampant crime. Female prostitutes walked the streets seminaked. One of the side streets became famous for its young male prostitutes. After the 1953 C.
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