Picture of the Day. Erbil, Iraq. Torch-holding Kurdish Iraqis take part in Nowruz. Nowruz is commonly known as the Persian New Year, but is widely celebrated outside Iran as well. It coincides with the spring equinox.
Read: Radio Free Europe’s primer on the politics of Nowruz (which can be transliterated to a number of different spellings).
Photo Credit: Kamal Akrayi/EPA . Via.
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Picture of the DayErbil, Iraq. Torch-holding Kurdish Iraqis take part in Nowruz. Nowruz is commonly known as the Persian New Year, but is widely celebrated outside Iran as well. It coincides with the spring equinox.

Read: Radio Free Europe’s primer on the politics of Nowruz (which can be transliterated to a number of different spellings).

Photo Credit: Kamal Akrayi/EPA . Via.

View more Picture of the Day posts. Submit a photo.

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    Newroz (Kurdish new year) celebration in Kurdistan.
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    this probably looks violent. but navroz mubarak hehe!
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