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August 5 Thursday, October 26, 2006

"I need more doubles. I need more doubles," says Abbas Shafii during a game of backgammon at the Iranian Festival in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 5, 2006. His opponent, Ali Safayi, won two of their three games.

There are approximately 10,000 Iranians living in the Portland metro area. The annual Iranian Festival, held in the South Park Blocks, featured Iranian dancing, music, food, and games.