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New Straits Times - - Excellence in Education -

Iraqi Kurds cel­e­brat­ing the Per­sian New Year, Nowruz, on Mon­day. They are hold­ing burn­ing torches as they walk up a moun­tain draped with a Kur­dish flag, 500km north of Baghdad. The an­cient Zoroas­trian fes­ti­val is cel­e­brated by Ira­ni­ans, Par­sis, Afghans, Az­eris, Kaza­khs, Ta­jiks, Uzbeks and other na­tions at the ver­nal equinox.

NU­MAN KUR­TUL­MUS, Turk­ish Deputy Prime Min­is­ter

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