On Tuesday morning, Iranians woke up to find that while they were asleep, a deal had been hammered out to reduce the economic sanctions on their country in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear program.
1. After years of living with the results of an oil embargo, Iranians were naturally thrilled to learn that relief was coming eventually (in exchange for allowing inspectors to examine Iran's nuclear sites and other concessions).
2. But during daylight hours the celebrations were rather low-key. Which is, you know, understandable — it is still a weekday and it's still Ramadan so the urge to be merry when you haven't eaten all day is diminished.
3. But slowly, Iranians began to trickle out into the streets...
4. ...and the crowd began to grow...
8. One of the initial focal points for gathering was Tehran's Vanak Square, where police watched calmly as hundreds of Iranians began to celebrate.
11. And lo, there was much honking of horns...
14. ...and singing of songs...
15. ...and...whatever it is that's happening here.
As of around 10 p.m. Tehran time, though, the whole city wasn't exactly out celebrating.
16. Just how much celebration was taking place on the streets was based on where in Tehran you were located.
17. Those who were out, however, mostly seemed content, based on their photographs, enjoying the atmosphere on a historic night.
Hayes Brown is a world news editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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