Newroz Day March 2016


Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain where a giant flag of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region is laid, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq March 20, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain where a giant flag of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region is laid, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq March 20, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain where a giant flag of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region is laid, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq March 20, 2016. (Photo by Ari Jalal/Reuters)



An Afghan man sells toys during the celebration for Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)



An Afghan music band prepares for the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)



An Afghan man sells sweets during the celebration for Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)



Children ride on a ferris wheel during the celebration for Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)



Afghans use their mobile phones to capture celebration of the Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)



Children ride on a ferris wheel during the celebration for Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)



Afghans gather to celebrate the Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)



Men hold balloons for sale during celebrations for the Afghan New Year, known as Newroz, in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)



Afghan boys play on a merry-go-round during celebrations for the Afghan New Year, known as Newroz in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)



A girl stands on a hill top during celebrations for the Afghan New Year, known as Newroz in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)



Afghans try to touch and kiss a religious flag to celebrate the Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul, Afghanistan March 20, 2016. Afghanistan uses the Persian calendar which runs from the vernal equinox. The calendar takes as its start date the time when the Prophet Mohammad moved from Mecca to Medina in 621 AD. The current Persian year is 1395. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters)





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