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'This is Oroumiyeh, the Paris of Iran,' the cameraman says of the capital of West Azerbaijan province in northwestern Iran. In the last shot of the film, he says, '2010's chahar shanbeh souri is over. Seyed Ali (NB Leader Ali Khamenei), the thing missing in this fire is you. I see the day when you will burn in this fire. That's my heart's fondest wish. Death to you. Death to Khamenei. Murderer!'