1. Tehran, Iran
Tehran’s old main bazaar bustles with activity, as vendors and shopkeepers work and wait for customers preparing for Nowruz.
Iranians traditionally decorate a ceremonial table of Nowruz with goldfish, wheat grass, candles, mirrors, and other symbolic items.
A traditional Haft Sin.
A man dressed as a traditional character ‘Haji Firouz’ heralds in Nowruz.
An elderly Iranian woman looks at the graves of soldiers who were killed during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.
10. Kabul, Afghanistan
13. Erbil, Iraq
Iraqi Kurds celebrate in Erbil, in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq.