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During the spring celebration of Novruz in Baku, Azerbaijan, Azeri men, women, and children sing and dance around a bonfire, as well as jump over the fire itself.

The Novruz holiday has its roots in Persian Zoroastrianism, in which fire is symbolic. Azeris believe that jumping over the fire burns away the previous year’s sins and gives them a clean slate for the coming year.

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A view of downtown and the old quarter of Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Portrait of an old Azeri man wearing old Soviet military medals with an Azerbaijan button.

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Portrait of a young woman from Azerbaijan.

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A grandmother and her grandson walk down a street in Baku, Azerbaijan. The majority of people in Azerbaijan are Muslim. Located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea, Baku is the capital city of Azerbaijan and the largest city in the country.

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Men in Baku, Azerbaijan, prepare to pray outside a mosque during Friday prayers. With 1,000 people inside the mosque, the overflow of people had to pray on the street. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan and has a population of 2.2 million, and the majority are Muslim.

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Portrait of a man in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Men in Baku, Azerbaijan, pray outside a mosque during Friday prayers. With 1,000 people inside the mosque, the overflow of people had to lay their prayer mats on the street. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan and has a population of 2.2 million, and the majority are Muslim.

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