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Norouz Celebrations Welcome Spring Across The Region

March 21 is the beginning of spring and the first day of the new Persian year. Across the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, that means the start of several days of food, festivities, and music as families celebrate the holiday of Norouz. (21 PHOTOS)

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Almaty, Kazakhstan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Osh, Kyrgyzstan
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Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Kabul, Afghanistan
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Kabul, Afghanistan

Badam Bagh, Afghanistan
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Badam Bagh, Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan
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Kabul, Afghanistan

Badam Bagh, Afghanistan
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Badam Bagh, Afghanistan

Khost, Afghanistan
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Khost, Afghanistan

Kirkuk, Iraq
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Kirkuk, Iraq

Turkmenistan
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Turkmenistan

Akhal, Turkmenistan
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Akhal, Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan
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Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan
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Turkmenistan

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