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Kurds celebrate Nowruz with torchlit procession

Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Nowruz Day, a festival marking the first day of spring and the new year, in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Nowruz Day, a festival marking the first day of spring and the new year, in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Nowruz Day, a festival marking the first day of spring and the new year, in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A Kurdish Iraqi man carries fire torch, as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Kurdish Iraqi man carries fire torch, as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Kurdish Iraqi man carries fire torch, as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Iraqi Kurdish people are seen up a mountain, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish people are seen up a mountain, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish people are seen up a mountain, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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An Iraqi Kurdish woman poses for photo as she celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

An Iraqi Kurdish woman poses for photo as she celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

An Iraqi Kurdish woman poses for photo as she celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Fireworks explode over a mountain, during the celebrations of Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Fireworks explode over a mountain, during the celebrations of Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Fireworks explode over a mountain, during the celebrations of Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Iraqi Kurdish people celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish people celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish people celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A Kurdish Iraqi man carries a Kurdish flag as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A Kurdish Iraqi man carries a Kurdish flag as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A Kurdish Iraqi man carries a Kurdish flag as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A Kurdish Iraqi man carries fire torches, as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Kurdish Iraqi man carries fire torches, as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Kurdish Iraqi man carries fire torches, as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Iraqi Kurdish people prepare torches to celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish people prepare torches to celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish people prepare torches to celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A Kurdish Iraqi man is seen during celebrations of Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A Kurdish Iraqi man is seen during celebrations of Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A Kurdish Iraqi man is seen during celebrations of Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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A Kurdish Iraqi woman holds the Kurdish flag, as she celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

A Kurdish Iraqi woman holds the Kurdish flag, as she celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

A Kurdish Iraqi woman holds the Kurdish flag, as she celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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Iraqi Kurdish men dance, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish men dance, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish men dance, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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A Kurdish Iraqi man blows fire from his mouth, as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Kurdish Iraqi man blows fire from his mouth, as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Kurdish Iraqi man blows fire from his mouth, as he celebrates Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Iraqi Kurdish people are seen up a mountain, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish people are seen up a mountain, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish people are seen up a mountain, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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An Iraqi Kurdish man smokes cigarette on the roof of a church during Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

An Iraqi Kurdish man smokes cigarette on the roof of a church during Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

An Iraqi Kurdish man smokes cigarette on the roof of a church during Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Iraqi Kurdish men carry fire torches, as they celebrate Nowruz Day in the town of Akra near Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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