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Explainer: How Iranians Will Welcome the Year 1391

A traditional Nowruz display known as the Seven S’s, or Haft Seen. (Ehsan Khakbaz/Flickr)

While the world plays with the possibility of war with Iran, Iranians worldwide are preparing to celebrate their New Year’s festival, Nowruz, with flowers, food, family — and a goldfish, too.

Photo of the Day: Dancers in Turkmenistan

Dancers kick off the annual oil and gas conference in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat
Lifestyle Turkmen dancers, wearing traditional costumes, perform to mark the opening of the annual oil and gas conference, bringing together Western energy executives and the Turkmen leadership, in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat on November 17, 2010.