Mideast Iran New Year

March 20, 2012 - 12:16 PM
In this Saturday, March 17, 2012 photo, an Iranian woman leaves a shop after purchasing clothes in Tehran, Iran. The Iranian New Year or Nowruz, meaning "New Day'' was marked Tuesday in a rare glimpse at customs stretching back to the country's pre-Islamic past. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)