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Afghan families gather near the Sakhi shrine, the centre of the... News PhotoAfghanistan,Celebration,Crowd,Family,Horizontal,Human Interest,Islam,Kabul,New Year,Nowruz,People,Religious Celebration,Shrine,TombPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAfghan families gather near the Sakhi shrine, the centre of the Afghanistan new year celebrations in Kabul during Nowruz festivities on March 21, 2013. Nowruz, one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation, 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. AFP PHOTO / Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)