Azeri president marks Nowruz in retaken cultural city

Azerbaijan’s Presidential Press Office on Saturday, March 20, 2021, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev gestures while celebrating Novruz Bayram, a traditional holiday which celebrates the New Year and the coming of Spring outside Shusha, Azerbaijan. Aliyev marked the Nowruz holiday by lighting a ceremonial fire outside Shusha, a culturally revered city that Azerbaijan took from Armenian forces in last autumn’s war.