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Bright Moments From the First Day of Spring

Saying 'goodbye' to winter around the world.

The snow may still be falling in many parts of the U.S., but Spring 2018 is officially here. March 20 marked the first day of spring, known as the vernal equinox, for the northern hemisphere, which means warmer weather and longer days are ahead. From East to West, see how the day looked around the world.

Duesseldorf, Germany MARTIN GERTEN/AFP/Getty Images Duesseldorf, Germany Shiyan, China Xinhua News Agency/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images Shiyan, China Baku, Azerbaijan Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Baku, Azerbaijan (Pictured: Azerbaijanis perform at the annual Nowruz celebrations, marking the beginning of spring.) Stuttgart, Germany SEBASTIAN GOLLNOW/AFP/Getty Images Stuttgart, Germany Kashmir, India NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Kashmir, India Gaza City, Palestine MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images Gaza City, Palestine Napo, China Xinhua News Agency/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images Napo, China Kingussie, Scotland Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Kingussie, Scotland (Pictured: The first polar bear cub to be born in the UK in 25 years walks around her new enclosure at Scotland's Highland Wildlife Park.) Lisse, Netherlands JERRY LAMPEN/AFP/Getty Images Lisse, Netherlands Stuttgart, Germany SINA SCHULDT/AFP/Getty Images Stuttgart, Germany Tehran, Iran Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images Tehran, Iran Najaf, Iraq HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images Najaf, Iraq Valencia, Spain NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Valencia, Spain (Pictured: Fireworks close out the last day of Spain's Las Fallas Festival.) Anglesey, North Wales Peter Byrne - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images Anglesey, North Wales