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These photos of exuberant Iranians celebrating a nuclear deal will make you smile, too

By Jake Flanagin

World powers have finally reached a deal that will finally lift decades-long sanctions from the Islamic Republic of Iran. (Read the full text of the deal here.) On the night of July 14, thousands of Iranians took to the streets of Tehran and other major cities to celebrate the agreement, which they hope will resolve some of the country’s economic problems. Some say it will also pave the way for political reform.

Many posted smiling reactions to Instagram—including the Iranian delegation to the Vienna talks, which posed for an ebullient selfie with foreign minister Javad Zarif: