News Pictures of The Week - March 25

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Afghan families gather near the Sakhi shrine, the centre of the... News PhotoAfghanistan,Celebration,Cultures,Family,Horizontal,Human Interest,Kabul,New Year,Nowruz,Religion,ShrinePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Majid SaeediAfghan 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. KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 21: Afghan families gather near the Sakhi shrine, which is the centre of the Afghanistan new year celebrations during the Nowruz festivities on March 21, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Nowruz is an ancient festival which marks the beginning of the spring equinox and the start of the year in the Iranian calendar, which this coming year will be 1392. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)