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SULAIMANIYAH, IRAQ: People gather around a large bonfire in Goizha on the outskirts of Sulaimaniyah..Newroz, celebrated across the world on the vernal equinox, is the official beginning of the Kurdish calendar and the first day of spring.  Kurds celebrate Newroz on March 20th and 21st by lighting fires and performing traditional dances...Photo by Ranj Abdullah/ Metrography