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A man fires his gun during Newroz celebrations in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Kurds celebrate Newroz, the Spring Equinox, and their most important national holiday. Legend tells that on this date Kurds were delivered from a tyrant. This year the threat of the tyranny of ISIS hangs over Kurdistan.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Akre, Iraq
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Romina Peñate