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Iranian Fire Festival

Iran's Latest Fatwa: A Fiery Fury

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Despite the Supreme Leader's outright ban of the fire festival with a fatwa, Norooz, a New Year's celebration with pre-Islamic roots, will prevail in Iran.

Iran Braces for Fire Festival Crackdown

Sahar Sepehri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sahar Sepehri

Iranian officials are warning the opposition not to turn an ancient fire festival this week into a protest against the government.