A woman applies henna to a young girl’s hand at a Peshawar school fair March 3.
An unusual late-season blizzard stuck Dushanbe March 19, two days before the start of Novruz, which marks the start of spring. Some 25-30cm of snow fell, according to meteorologists.
A vendor prepares chicken tikka at the Fawara Chowk Food Street in the Peshawar cantonment area March 14. Food Street has a festive look in the evening, with mutton karahi, fish, barbecue chicken and other dishes available.
Tajik musicians perform during a Novruz celebration in the Dushanbe Botanical Gardens March 21. The celebration featured wheat grass (foreground), an ingredient in the traditional Novruz meal, sumaliak, and a sign of spring.
Afghans celebrate Novruz at an outdoor fair in Kabul March 21.
Students at Learners Primary School in Hayatabad perform on the occasion of Pakistan Day, March 23, when Pakistanis commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940, which led to the creation of Pakistan in 1947.
Two football teams clash March 18 on University Ground in Lahore. The game was part of the Punjab Sports Festival, which ended March 19.