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Reporter Shuka Kalantari records the sounds of a Persian New Year's celebration at her friend's home. Jumping over the fire is a symbolic gesture to start a fresh new year.

Credit:

Jason Chinn

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    Persian New Year celebrations include jumping over a fire, dancing and eating "ash" — a Persian stew made with beans, spinach, cilantro, parsley, broth and rice or noodles.

    Credit:

    Jason Chinn

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    Friends of reporter Shuka Kalantari celebrate the Persian New Year, or Nowruz, in San Francisco.

    Credit:

    Jason Chinn