Kabul, Afghanistan. 20th March 2012 -- A man is frisked by an officer during Nowruz. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox. -- Nowrz, meaning [The] New Day is the name of the Iranian New Year in Iranian calendars and the corresponding traditional celebrations. Nowruz is also widely referred to as the Persian New Year.
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