Afghanistan celebrates Nowruz

Updated On Mar 20, 2012 05:21 PM IST
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Afghan security personnel stand guard in a minaret of a mosque during Nowruz, new year celebrations in Herat. Nowruz, one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation, marks the spring equinox of the solar year 1390. AFP Photo/Aref Karimi View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 20, 2012 05:21 PM IST

Afghan security personnel stand guard in a minaret of a mosque during Nowruz, new year celebrations in Herat. Nowruz, one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation, marks the spring equinox of the solar year 1390. AFP Photo/Aref Karimi

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An Afghan woman sits near a grave with her children on the occasion of the Persian New Year Nowruz in Kabul. AP Photo/Ahamd Jamshid View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 20, 2012 05:21 PM IST

An Afghan woman sits near a grave with her children on the occasion of the Persian New Year Nowruz in Kabul. AP Photo/Ahamd Jamshid

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An Afghan family sits at their 'haftsin' table of traditional symbolic decorations to celebrate their new year Nowruz in Herat. AFP Photo/ Aref Karimi View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 20, 2012 05:21 PM IST

An Afghan family sits at their 'haftsin' table of traditional symbolic decorations to celebrate their new year Nowruz in Herat. AFP Photo/ Aref Karimi

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An Afghan girl holds balloons during celebrations of Nowruz, the Afghan new year in Herat. AFP Photo/ Aref Karimi View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 20, 2012 05:21 PM IST

An Afghan girl holds balloons during celebrations of Nowruz, the Afghan new year in Herat. AFP Photo/ Aref Karimi

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An Afghan musician plays an instrument called a dombura at a celebration of the Persian New Year Nowruz in Kabul. AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq View Photos in a new improved layout
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An Afghan musician plays an instrument called a dombura at a celebration of the Persian New Year Nowruz in Kabul. AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq

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Afghan men raise the holy mace during a celebration of the Persian New Year Nowruz at the Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul. AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq View Photos in a new improved layout
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Afghan men raise the holy mace during a celebration of the Persian New Year Nowruz at the Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul. AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq

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An Afghan boy dances at a celebration of the Persian New Year Nowruz in Kabul. AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq View Photos in a new improved layout
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An Afghan boy dances at a celebration of the Persian New Year Nowruz in Kabul. AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq

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An Afghan couple sits on a hill overlooking a celebration of the Persian New Year Nowruz at the Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul. AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 20, 2012 05:21 PM IST

An Afghan couple sits on a hill overlooking a celebration of the Persian New Year Nowruz at the Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul. AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq

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Afghans gather for a new year ceremony at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul during celebrations marking the start of Nowruz, the Afghan new year. AFP Photo/Massoud Hossaini View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 20, 2012 05:21 PM IST

Afghans gather for a new year ceremony at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul during celebrations marking the start of Nowruz, the Afghan new year. AFP Photo/Massoud Hossaini

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Afghan children play near the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul during celebrations marking the start of Nowruz, the Afghan new year. Nowruz, one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation, marks the spring equinox marks the solar year of 1390. AFP Photo/ Massoud Hossaini View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 20, 2012 05:21 PM IST

Afghan children play near the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul during celebrations marking the start of Nowruz, the Afghan new year. Nowruz, one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation, marks the spring equinox marks the solar year of 1390. AFP Photo/ Massoud Hossaini

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