PHOTOS: Spring Equinox Marked With Fire, Druids, More

 PHOTOS: Equinox Ceremonies Send In the Spring
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Kabul, Afghanistan, March 21, 2006--Driving a tractor over an Afghan wrestler is one way to celebrate the spring equinox festival of Nowruz—as shown at a ceremony in a Kabul stadium

Until 2001 the public celebration of Nowruz was banned by the ruling Taliban.

Present-day celebrations of Nowruz in Afghanistan feature tournaments of buzkashi, a game in which horseback riders play a polo-like game with a headless goat carcass.

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—Photograph by Musadeq Sadeq/AP
 
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