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In every home, the haftseen table is decorated with seven items – since seven is considered a lucky number. Each item begins with the letter sin (s) in Persian, and each item is a symbol of spring and renewal. Azita Mehran/Turmeric & Saffron hide caption

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Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Nature's Rebirth Deliciously

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An Iranian woman walks past posters of presidential candidate Hasan Rowhani, a former top nuclear negotiator, next to his campaign headquarters, in Tehran, Iran, on June 1. Many Iranian women are concerned about the erosion of their opportunities. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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