Across the globe on Sunday, people will celebrate the spring equinox -- for some the end of winter, and for many, a good reason to party -- as we see in this collection of spring kick-off pics from around the world. Above, a Palestinian woman picks wild mustard flowers, which grow in non-plowed fields to feed sheep all over the Gaza Strip.VIDEO: Does Spring Fever Really Exist?
Children balance eggs in a kindergarten in Zaozhuang City, east China's Shandong Province. Some believe the sun's equidistant position between the poles of the Earth on the first day of the spring create special gravitational forces.BLOG: Broom-Balancing at Equinox: For Real?
People raise their hands as the sun shines directly through a window of the Temple of the Seven Dolls in the Mayan city of Dzibilchaltun in the state of Yucatan.VIDEO: What Is Spring, Exactly?
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An Afghan family sit and eat ice-cream in Kabul during Nowruz, which marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar.PHOTOS: Spring Flowers on Display
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A Nahuat-Pipil boy blows into a conch during a ceremony at the temple of San Andres, in El Salvador.NEWS: Spring May Spring Earlier in Northern Forests
Accompanied by a City of London police officer, members of a Druid sect walk through the street as part of their spring equinox celebrations.PHOTOS: Spring Peeper Watch
An artist performs during a Nowruz celebration in Almaty, Kazakhstan.Tidy Up With 10 Spring Cleaning Gadgets
A traffic police officer is seen with flowers fitted near her revolver during a carnival as part of the spring equinox at Paseo de la Reforma Avenue in Mexico City.PHOTOS: Spring on Ice
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Students participate in a celebration at Sventaragio Valley in Vilnius.Shark Spring Break: Florida Swarm Explained