Norouz celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photos by @RadioAzadi’s Sayedjan Sabawoon.
Afghans gathered at a fair full of music, rides, and food, while young men dressed in green, the traditional spring color, to try to kiss a holy flagpole raised during each Norouz.
But for thousands of poor Afghan families, the ancient festival is a vivid reminder of their woes as they struggle to make ends meet in one of the poorest and most volatile countries in the world….[read more]