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Nations celebrate Newroz
Several countries are marking the Kurdish New Year to welcome the beginning of spring.
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2013 14:34


UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERS
Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring.
MURAD SEZER/REUTERS
Amid Newroz celebrations in Turkey, Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan issued a long-awaited ceasefire declaration in the country.
STRINGER AFGHANISTAN ADMIN/REUTERS
Kurdish public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000.
VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images
Newroz, which falls on March 21, is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Tajikistan.
VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images
Wearing their traditional costumes, Kyrgyz girls dance at the Ala-Too Square in Bishkek.
KEITH BEDFORD/REUTERS
A parade was held in New York in commemoration of Newroz.
MURAD SEZER/REUTERS
Demonstrators wave pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party flags during a rally to celebrate the spring festival in Istanbul.
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Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring.

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:29:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1363869838001?image_id=01f47bJf6q1wCUMIT BEKTASREUTERSReuters Pictures

Newroz, which means "new day" in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring.

'New Day'
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Amid Newroz celebrations in Turkey, Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan issued a long-awaited cease-fire declaration in the country.

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:21:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1363869838001?image_id=02vN9pt0sb2TYMURAD SEZERREUTERSReuters Pictures

Amid Newroz celebrations in Turkey, Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan issued a long-awaited cease-fire declaration in the country.

Cease-fire
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Kurdish public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000.

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:52:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1363869838001?image_id=09p76g51bo5wSSTRINGER AFGHANISTAN ADMINREUTERSReuters Pictures

Kurdish public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000.

Celebrations legalised
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Newroz, which falls on March 21, is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan.

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:57:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1363869838001?image_id=07qKcSt6nn1bXVYACHESLAV OSELEDKOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Newroz, which falls on March 21, is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan.

Celebrations in Central Asia
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Wearing their traditional costumes, Kyrgyz girls dance at the Ala-Too Square in Bishkek.

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 13:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1363869838001?image_id=0fhP4A12H2eiUVYACHESLAV OSELEDKOAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Wearing their traditional costumes, Kyrgyz girls dance at the Ala-Too Square in Bishkek.

yrgyz girls celebrate
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A parade was held in New York in commemoration of Newroz.

Sun, 15 Apr 2012 22:28:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1363869838001?image_id=07VF2of04O77NKEITH BEDFORDREUTERSReuters Pictures

A parade was held in New York in commemoration of Newroz.

Dancers participate in the Persian Day Parade in New York
Demonstrationshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1363869838001?image_id=08sB6Cx5wEbVc

Demonstrators waved pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party flags during a rally to celebrate the spring festival of Newroz in Istanbul.

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 14:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/1363869838001?image_id=08sB6Cx5wEbVcMURAD SEZERREUTERSReuters Pictures

Demonstrators waved pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party flags during a rally to celebrate the spring festival of Newroz in Istanbul.

Demonstrations


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