Iranians began nationwide rallies on Friday to mark the 38th victory anniversary of the country's Islamic Revolution by taking to the streets in the capital city of Tehran and up to 5,000 cities, towns and villages.

Iranian protesters in rallies held across the country blasted Saudi Arabia's mismanagement and mishandling of the Hajj rituals which resulted in the death hundreds of pilgrims, including 131 Iranians.

The United Nations Organization held a ceremony at its Headquarters in New York to mark the International Day of Nowruz.

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