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Persian New Year

Men hold balloons for sale during Afghan spring and new year celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Men hold balloons for sale during Afghan spring and new year celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Men hold balloons for sale during Afghan spring and new year celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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Traditional musicians and dancers entertained as Iranian-American volunteers cook and serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz, Iranian New Year in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Monica Almeida

Traditional musicians and dancers entertained as Iranian-American volunteers cook and serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz, Iranian New Year in Los Angeles, California, U.S....more

Traditional musicians and dancers entertained as Iranian-American volunteers cook and serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz, Iranian New Year in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Monica Almeida
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Iraqi Kurdish men celebrate Newroz Day in Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish men celebrate Newroz Day in Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish men celebrate Newroz Day in Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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A woman touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion of the Persian New Year in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion of the Persian New Year in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion of the Persian New Year in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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People react during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

People react during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

People react during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A homeless woman claps for traditional musicians and dancers as Iranian-American volunteers cook and serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Monica Almeida

A homeless woman claps for traditional musicians and dancers as Iranian-American volunteers cook and serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz in Los Angeles, California....more

A homeless woman claps for traditional musicians and dancers as Iranian-American volunteers cook and serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Monica Almeida
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Iraqi Kurdish people celebrate Newroz Day in the town of Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish people celebrate Newroz Day in the town of Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish people celebrate Newroz Day in the town of Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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Children play on a swing during Afghan spring and new year celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Children play on a swing during Afghan spring and new year celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Children play on a swing during Afghan spring and new year celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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People gesture during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

People gesture during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

People gesture during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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People gesture during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

People gesture during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

People gesture during a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Iranian-American volunteers serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Monica Almeida

Iranian-American volunteers serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Monica Almeida

Iranian-American volunteers serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Monica Almeida
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A man jumps over a bonfire during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A man jumps over a bonfire during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A man jumps over a bonfire during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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A girl in traditional clothes attends a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

A girl in traditional clothes attends a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar

A girl in traditional clothes attends a gathering celebrating Newroz in Diyarbakir, Turkey. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar
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Traditional musicians and dancers entertain as Iranian-American volunteers cook and serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Monica Almeida

Traditional musicians and dancers entertain as Iranian-American volunteers cook and serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Monica Almeida

Traditional musicians and dancers entertain as Iranian-American volunteers cook and serve food for homeless and near-homeless people at Midnight Mission shelter on Skid Row to celebrate Nowruz in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Monica Almeida
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A Kurdish man and woman sit on a mountain as they celebrate Newroz Day in Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

A Kurdish man and woman sit on a mountain as they celebrate Newroz Day in Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

A Kurdish man and woman sit on a mountain as they celebrate Newroz Day in Akra, Iraq. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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