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by Said Atabekov

Kazgurt region of Southern Kazakhstan. A rider-kokparshi prays before the beginning of the kokpar competition.

Newroz of the Kurds in Turkey
by Delal Aydın

Newroz is the celebration of spring Equinox, March 21, which is considered as the beginning of the New Year. It is known that, this day, which is the symbol of arrival of spring, is a widely celebrated festival in agrarian societies of ancient Mesopotamia, including Babylonians, Assyrians, and Hittites. Yet, Newroz with its Iranian characteristics is deeply rooted in the rituals and traditions of Zoroastrian belief system.

by Ravshan Ruziboev

Buzkashi, Dushanbe, Nagorniy Kiblaiy.

Rena Effendi

Born in 1977 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Rena Effendi has been photographing since 2001. From the outset, Effendi has focused her documentary work on the oil industry’s effects on people’s lives in her own country. As a result, she followed a 1,700 km oil pipeline through Georgia and Turkey, collecting stories along the way. This work of six years was published in 2009 in her first book “Pipe Dreams: A Chronicle of Lives along the Pipeline”.