Navroz Mubarak: India's 60,000-member Parsi community celebrates its New Year

There are barely around 68,000 Parsis in the world and the community features in Unesco’s list of endangered communities

Indian Parsis arrive at a Fire Temple to offer prayers during Navroze, the Parsi New Year, in Mumbai on August 17, 2017.

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Indian Parsis exchange greetings outside a Fire Temple during Navroze, the Parsi New Year, in Mumbai on August 17, 2017.

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An elderly Indian Parsi woman walks past relief figures of knights at a Fire Temple during Navroze, the Parsi New Year, in Mumbai on August 17, 2017.

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Indian Parsis greet each other at a Fire Temple during Navroze, the Parsi New Year, in Mumbai on August 17, 2017.

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The prayers are then followed with an extensive traditional lunch

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A Parsi woman takes a private moment to herself during the celebrations.

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Indian Parsis arrive at a Fire Temple to offer prayers during Navroze, the Parsi New Year, in Mumbai on August 17, 2017.

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