8 of 16: An Iranian woman jumps over a bonfire, in the Pardisan Park in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, during Chaharshanbe Souri, or Wednesday Feast, an ancient Festival of Fire, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year. Iranians jump over burning bonfires while throwing firecrackers, celebrate arrival of the spring which coincides with Iranian new year, or Nowruz. Setting off firecrackers has turned into careless massive explosions in the recent years, which leaves many wounded every year, prompting strong reactions by police. The festival, came from pre-Islamic Zoroastrianism era, has been discouraged by conservative Islamist rulers after 1979 Islamic Revolution, but without any success. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) (AP Photo/ Vahid Salemi)

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