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MIDEAST-CRISIS/IRAQ
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March 20, 2016 
Kurdish residents gather during Norouz celebrations in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ako... 
Kirkuk, Iraq 
Kurdish residents gather during Norouz celebrations in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad 
Kurdish residents gather during Norouz celebrations in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MIDEAST-CRISIS/IRAQ
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March 20, 2016 
Kurdish residents hold flags during Norouz celebrations in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ako... 
Kirkuk, Iraq 
Kurdish residents hold flags during Norouz celebrations in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad 
Kurdish residents hold flags during Norouz celebrations in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
AFGHANISTAN-RELIGION/
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March 21, 2015 
A man carries toys for sale during celebrations for Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul March 21, 2015.... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
A man carries toys for sale during celebrations for Newroz in Kabul 
A man carries toys for sale during celebrations for Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul March 21, 2015. 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 1394. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
AFGHANISTAN-RELIGION/
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March 21, 2015 
A woman stands at Sakhi shrine during celebrations for Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul March 21, 2015.... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
A woman stands at Sakhi shrine during celebrations for Newroz in Kabul
A woman stands at Sakhi shrine during celebrations for Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Kabul March 21, 2015. 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 1394. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
AFGHANISTAN-DAILYLIFE/
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March 18, 2015 
Afghan women walk inside a shopping mall ahead of the Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Jalalabad, March 18,... 
Jalalabad, Afghanistan 
Afghan women walk inside a shopping mall ahead of the Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Jalalabad 
Afghan women walk inside a shopping mall ahead of the Afghan New Year (Newroz) in Jalalabad, March 18, 2015. REUTERS/ Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
IRAQ-
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March 21, 2011 
A vendor prepares to grill fish for residents on Newroz Day, a festival marking spring, in Basra, 420... 
Basra, Iraq 
A vendor prepares to grill fish for residents on Newroz Day, a festival marking spring, in Basra 
A vendor prepares to grill fish for residents on Newroz Day, a festival marking spring, in Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, March 21, 2011. Newroz Day is also celebrated in other countries including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Atef Hassan (IRAQ - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY FOOD) 
SYRIA/
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March 20, 2011 
Kurdish singer Perwan performs during a Nowruz celebration held by Kurdish groups near Damascus March... 
Damascus, Syria 
Kurdish singer Perwan performs during a Nowruz celebration held by Kurdish groups near Damascus 
Kurdish singer Perwan performs during a Nowruz celebration held by Kurdish groups near Damascus March 20, 2011. Eid Norouz is an important day especially for Kurds, when the coming of spring is celebrated. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA - Tags: SOCIETY) 
SYRIA/
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March 20, 2011 
Kurds carry the Syrian flag, decorated with a photograph of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, during... 
Damascus, Syria 
Kurds carry the Syrian flag during a Nowruz celebration near Damascus 
Kurds carry the Syrian flag, decorated with a photograph of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, during a Nowruz celebration near Damascus March 20, 2011. Eid Norouz is an important day especially for Kurds, when the coming of spring is celebrated. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS) 
TURKEY-KURDS/
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March 21, 2010 
A vendor prepares grilled meat in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. People... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
A vendor prepares grilled meat in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
A vendor prepares grilled meat in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. People of Diyarbakir, the biggest city of Turkey, celebrate Newroz on Sunday. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish and marks the arrival of spring, has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
TURKEY-KURDS/
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March 21, 2010 
A vendor prepares grilled meat in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. People... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
A vendor prepares grilled meat in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
A vendor prepares grilled meat in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. People of Diyarbakir, the biggest city of Turkey, celebrate Newroz on Sunday. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish and marks the arrival of spring, has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
TURKEY-KURDS/
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March 21, 2010 
People eat in a restaurant in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. People of Diyarbakir,... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
People eat in a restaurant in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
People eat in a restaurant in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. People of Diyarbakir, the biggest city of Turkey, celebrate Newroz on Sunday. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish and marks the arrival of spring, has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators attend a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators attend a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators attend a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators flash victory signs during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21,... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators flash victory signs during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators flash victory signs during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ANNIVERSARY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators flash victory signs during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21,... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators flash victory signs during a rally to celebrate Newroz 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators flash victory signs during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
A young demonstrator flashes a victory sign during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21,... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
A young demonstrators flashes victory sign during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul 
A young demonstrator flashes a victory sign during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ANNIVERSARY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
A demonstrator waves a flag of pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party as the other takes pictures during... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
A demonstrator waves a flag of pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party as the other takes pictures during... 
A demonstrator waves a flag of pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party as the other takes pictures during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ANNIVERSARY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Masked demonstrators flash victory signs as they display a poster of imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
Masked demonstrators flash victory signs as they display a poster of imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader... 
Masked demonstrators flash victory signs as they display a poster of imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Kurds have regularly protested against the treatment of Ocalan, who is serving life in jail after his death sentence was commuted in 2002. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) 
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March 21, 2010 
A pro Kurdish demonstrator displays a scarf that reads "Happy Newroz" in Kurdish during a rally to celebrate... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
A pro Kurdish demonstrator displays a scarf that reads "Happy Newroz" during a rally to celebrate Newroz... 
A pro Kurdish demonstrator displays a scarf that reads "Happy Newroz" in Kurdish during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ANNIVERSARY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Masked demonstrators flash victory signs as they display a poster of imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
Masked demonstrators flash victory signs as they display a poster of imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader... 
Masked demonstrators flash victory signs as they display a poster of imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Kurds have regularly protested against the treatment of Ocalan, who is serving life in jail after his death sentence was commuted in 2002. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
A masked demonstrator waves a Kurdish flag during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010.... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
A masked demonstrator waves a Kurdish flag during a rally to celebrate Newroz 
A masked demonstrator waves a Kurdish flag during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
A masked demonstrator waves a Kurdish flag during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010.... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
A masked demonstrator waves a Kurdish flag during a rally to celebrate Newroz 
A masked demonstrator waves a Kurdish flag during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
TURKEY/
RTR2BW5X 
March 21, 2010 
A child jumps over a bonfire during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Child jumps over a bonfire during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of... 
A child jumps over a bonfire during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY-KURDS/
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March 21, 2010 
A demonstrator prays during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
A demonstrator prays during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir... 
A demonstrator prays during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators dance around a bonfire during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
Pro Kurdish demonstrators dance around a bonfire during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators dance around a bonfire during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators dance around a bonfire during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
Pro Kurdish demonstrators dance around a bonfire during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators dance around a bonfire during a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
RTR2BW4Z 
March 21, 2010 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
RTR2BW4Y 
March 21, 2010 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
RTR2BW4T 
March 21, 2010 
Children jump over a bonfire during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Children jump over a bonfire during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city... 
Children jump over a bonfire during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators attend a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
Pro Kurdish demonstrators attend a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators attend a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
A demonstrator tries to jump over fences during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
A demonstrator tries to jump over fences during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish... 
A demonstrator tries to jump over fences during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
A demonstrator shouts slogans during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
A demonstrator shouts slogans during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city... 
A demonstrator shouts slogans during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POLITICS) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Demonstrators shout slogans during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Demonstrators shout slogans during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of... 
Demonstrators shout slogans during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) 
TURKEY/
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March 21, 2010 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators attend a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which... 
Istanbul, Turkey 
Pro Kurdish demonstrators attend a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul 
Pro-Kurdish demonstrators attend a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
TURKEY-KURDS/
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March 21, 2010 
A demonstrator shouts slogans during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
A demonstrator shouts slogans during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city... 
A demonstrator shouts slogans during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
TURKEY-KURDS/
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March 21, 2010 
A demonstrator holds a portrait of jailed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Demonstrator holds portrait of jailed PKK leader Ocalan during gathering to celebrate Newroz in Diyarbakir... 
A demonstrator holds a portrait of jailed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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March 21, 2010 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March... 
Diyarbakir, Turkey 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir 
Demonstrators attend a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2010. Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan. Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) 
GEORGIA/
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March 21, 2010 
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili addresses the representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during... 
Marneuli, Georgia 
Georgia's President Saakashvili addresses representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during Navruz celebration... 
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili addresses the representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during Navruz celebration in the town of Marneuli, some 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital Tbilisi March 21, 2010. Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, is widely celebrated by Muslims in Georgia. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze/Pool (GEORGIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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March 21, 2010 
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili addresses the representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during... 
Marneuli, Georgia 
Georgia's President Saakashvili addresses representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during Navruz celebration... 
Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili addresses the representatives of Azerbaijani diaspora during Navruz celebration in the town of Marneuli, some 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital Tbilisi March 21, 2010. Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, is widely celebrated by Muslims in Georgia. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze/Pool (GEORGIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
IRAQ/
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March 21, 2010 
Residents dance at Abu Nawas Park in Baghdad March 21, 2010, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Residents dance at Abu Nawas Park in Baghdad 
Residents dance at Abu Nawas Park in Baghdad March 21, 2010, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking the spring and new year which is also celebrated and observed by people in countries like Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY) 
IRAQ/
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March 21, 2010 
Residents dance at Abu Nawas Park in Baghdad March 21, 2010, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Residents dance at Abu Nawas Park in Baghdad 
Residents dance at Abu Nawas Park in Baghdad March 21, 2010, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking the spring and new year which is also celebrated and observed by people in countries like Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY) 
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March 21, 2010 
Residents barbecue at Abu Nawas Park in Baghdad March 21, 2010, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival... 
Baghdad, Iraq 
Residents barbecue at Abu Nawas Park in Baghdad 
Residents barbecue at Abu Nawas Park in Baghdad March 21, 2010, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking the spring and new year which is also celebrated and observed by people in countries like Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY) 
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March 21, 2010 
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz, an ancient holiday... 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 
Horsemen take part in Kok-boru competition as part of Navruz celebrations in the capital Bishkek 
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, celebrations in the capital Bishkek March 21, 2010. Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game which is considered to be Kyrgyzstan's national sport. Players grab a goat carcass from the ground in full gallop and try to place it into their opponents' goal, who attempt to foil the attack by snatching the headless goat away and score for their side. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) 
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March 21, 2010 
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz, an ancient holiday... 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru competition as part of Navruz celebrations in Bishkek 
Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, celebrations in Bishkek March 21, 2010. Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game which is considered Kyrgyzstan's national sport. Players grab a goat carcass from the ground in full gallop and try to place it into their opponents' goal, who attempt to foil the attack by snatching the headless goat away and score for their side. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov (KYRGYZSTAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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March 21, 2010 
Onlookers watch celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. Afghanistan uses... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Onlookers watch celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul 
Onlookers watch celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
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March 21, 2010 
Afghans sit on rooftops during celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010.... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Afghans sit on rooftops during celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul 
Afghans sit on rooftops during celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
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March 21, 2010 
An Afghan policeman keeps watch during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
An Afghan policeman keeps watch during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul 
An Afghan policeman keeps watch during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
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March 21, 2010 
An Afghan policeman keeps watch during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
An Afghan policeman keeps watch during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul 
An Afghan policeman keeps watch during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
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March 21, 2010 
Afghan police control the crowd during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Afghan police control the crowd during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul 
Afghan police control the crowd during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
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March 21, 2010 
Afghan police control the crowd during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Afghan police control the crowd during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul 
Afghan police control the crowd during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
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March 21, 2010 
Afghans erect stalls at a cemetery during celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Afghans erect stalls at a cemetery during celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul 
Afghans erect stalls at a cemetery during celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
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March 21, 2010 
An Afghan man makes drinks for sale during celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Afghan man makes drinks for sale during celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul 
An Afghan man makes drinks for sale during celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
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March 21, 2010 
Afghans keep order during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. Afghanistan... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Afghans keep order during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul 
Afghans keep order during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
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March 21, 2010 
An Afghan police helicopter flies over Hazrat Ali (Kart-i-Sakhi) shrine where Afghans celebrate the Afghan... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
An Afghan police helicopter flies over Hazrat Ali (Kart-i-Sakhi) shrine where Afghans celebrate the Afghan... 
An Afghan police helicopter flies over Hazrat Ali (Kart-i-Sakhi) shrine where Afghans celebrate the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
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March 21, 2010 
Afghans watch celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) from rooftops in Kabul March 21, 2010. Afghanistan... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Afghans watch celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) from rooftops in Kabul 
Afghans watch celebrations of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) from rooftops in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
AFGHANISTAN/
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March 21, 2010 
Afghan police control the crowd during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Afghan police control the crowd during the celebration of the Afghan New Year in Kabul 
Afghan police control the crowd during the celebration of the Afghan New Year (Nawruz) in Kabul March 21, 2010. 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 1389. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) 
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