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03/21/2013

PHOTO: Afghan boys celebrate the new year

Afghanistan

Afghan boys play on a swing near the Sakhi shrine, the centre of Afghanistan's new year celebrations in Kabul during Nowruz festivities on Thursday. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Nowruz is calculated according to a solar calendar, this coming year marking 1392. (MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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