Azeri president marks Nowruz in retaken cultural city

In this photo provided by Azerbaijan's Presidential Press Office on Saturday, March 20, 2021, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev gestures while celebrating Novruz Bayramı, 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. Shusha, a center of Azeri culture for centuries, came under Armenian control in 1992 in fighting over the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region.