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Afghan burqa clad women shop as they prepare to celebrate 'Nowruz',... News PhotoAdult,Afghanistan,Baby,Burka,Celebration,Clothing Store,Customer,Dress,Horizontal,Human Interest,Islam,Jalalabad,Nowruz,Preparation,Ready To Wear,Religious Celebration,Religious Dress,Store,WomenPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAfghan burqa clad women shop as they prepare to celebrate 'Nowruz', the Persian New Year in Jalalabad on March 20, 2013. The celebrations for Nowruz, the start of the Afghan New Year, is one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar and is calculated according to a solar calendar, this year falling on March 20, marking the year 1392. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)