Iraniacs on Display: 2011 Edition

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April 18th was National Army Day in Iran.

As usual, you had the Iranian Wookie Brigades.TM



Iranian Army soldiers march during the National Army Day military parade in front of the mausoleum of the Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran on April 18, 2011. The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the occasion to accuse the United States for sowing discord in the Middle East. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian

And the Iranian Flower Power Elite Unit.

Iranian Army soldiers march during the National Army Day military parade in front of the mausoleum of the Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran on April 18, 2011. The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the occasion to accuse the United States for sowing discord in the Middle East. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian Read more: http://www.upi.com/News_Photos/gallery/National-Army-Day-in-Iran/4926/#ixzz1KBRWY0AP

But there were also some new additions to the big bowl of nutty.

Such as the … American Gladiators tryouts?

Iranian Army soldiers march during the National Army Day military parade in front of the mausoleum of the Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran on April 18, 2011. The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the occasion to accuse the United States for sowing discord in the Middle East. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian

And beware, the shopping center childrens’ ride.

Iranian-made missiles are displayed during the National Army Day military parade in front of the mausoleum of the Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran on April 18, 2011. The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the occasion to accuse the United States for sowing discord in the Middle East. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian

But alas, once again, no sign of the dwarf.

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