The Alborz mountains of Iran, near where an avalanche killed eight mountaineers on February 4, 2010. [Photo] Fabien Dany – www.fabiendany.com
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An avalanche in the Alborz mountains of Iran, near Karaj, buried dozens of climbers and skiers yesterday, killing eight mountaineers including Farshad Khalili, an esteemed mountain guide. Survivors of the slide are receiving medical treatment; at least two sustained serious injuries.