Indian Hindus toss tons of color to celebrate the advent of the season.
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An Indian woman shakes her head, covered in colored powder, as she celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, on Monday in Mumbai, India. The festival heralds the arrival of spring.
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A man smears the face of a woman during Holi celebrations Monday in Mumbai, India.
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An Indian girl sits on the shoulder of her father during celebrations Monday in Gauhati, India.
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Widows play with colored water for the first time as part of Holi celebrations organized by a non-governmental organization Sulabh International on Friday in Vrindavan, India. The widows, many of them banished by their families for supposedly bringing bad luck, have lived desperate lives in the town near where devotees believe Lord Krishna was born.
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Widows play with colored powder as part of Holi celebrations Saturday in Vrindavan, India.
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Widows throw flower petals at each other Friday in Vrindavan, India.
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Indian youths smear color on each other's faces during Holi celebrations Sunday in Jammu, India.
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A Hindu devotee performs with fire during Holi celebrations on Wednesday in Amritsar, India.
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A woman drenched in colored water looks at the Nandagram temple, famous for its ties to Lord Krishna, during Holi celebrations Monday in Nandgaon, India. According to tradition, men from Barsana arrive at the temple and are soaked in colored water by men from Nandgaon, believed to be Lord Krishna's village, and then beaten by the women of the village with wooden sticks as they leave.
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Women from the village of Barsana wait with wooden sticks for the arrival of villagers from Nandgaon during Holi on March 9 in Barsana, India.
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Women from the village of Nandgaon wait for men from Barsana during Holi on March 10 in Nandgaon, India.
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A man pours a bucket of colored water on a woman during Holi celebrations on March 9 in Barsana, India.
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