FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, Asghar Farhadi, of Iran, poses with the Oscar for best foreign language film for "A Separation" during the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Iranian authorities canceled a ceremony Monday in honor of the country's Oscar-winning director even though the government had hailed his win as a triumph over a competitor from Israel. The event for Asghar Farhadi, whose movie, "A Separation," won the Oscar for best foreign film last month, was abruptly scrapped after authorities denied permission, according to the semiofficial Ilna news agency.(AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, Asghar Farhadi, of Iran, poses with the Oscar for best foreign language film for "A Separation" during the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Iranian authorities canceled a ceremony Monday in honor of the country's Oscar-winning director even though the government had hailed his win as a triumph over a competitor from Israel. The event for Asghar Farhadi, whose movie, "A Separation," won the Oscar for best foreign film last month, was abruptly scrapped after authorities denied permission, according to the semiofficial Ilna news agency.(AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 file photo, Asghar Farhadi, of Iran, poses with the Oscar for best foreign language film for "A Separation" during the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Iranian authorities canceled a ceremony Monday in honor of the country's Oscar-winning director even though the government had hailed his win as a triumph over a competitor from Israel. The event for Asghar Farhadi, whose movie, "A Separation," won the Oscar for best foreign film last month, was abruptly scrapped after authorities denied permission, according to the semiofficial Ilna news agency.(AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
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