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    Women jump over a raging fire to celebrate an ancient festival called Charshanbeh Suri on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Iranian calender or solar year, Tuesday March 13, 2001. The fire festival is believed to date back to 1725 B.C. when Zoroastrianism was the predominant religion of ancient Persia and has survived numerous generations and governments. The new solar year begins on the first day of spring, March 21. Iran begins the year 1380.
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    Photo by Hasan Sarbakhshian / AP


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