A man smears the face of a woman with colors during celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Mumbai, India, March 17, 2014.
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A widow throws flowers into the air during the Holi celebrations organized by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram in Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 14, 2014. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrated the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder.
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A man reacts to coloured water being splashed over him during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai, March 17, 2014.
Hindu devotees daubed in colours sing hymns during Holi celebrations at the Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, March 13, 2014.
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Hindu devotees raise their hands to receive coloured holy water from a priest (unseen) outside a temple during Holi celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, March 17, 2014.
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Indian revellers cover each other with coloured powder and dance while taking part in Holi festival celebrations in Guwahati, March 17, 2014.
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Hindu priest Babulal jumps out of a fire to signify the burning of the demon Holika during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi spring festival at village Phalen near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 17, 2014. Holi in Phalen starts on the first day of the full moon where a Hindu mythological story will be re-enacted to symbolize the victory of good over evil, according to local media.
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A Hindu priest throws coloured powder over devotees as they celebrate the Holi festival at the Radha Krishna temple in Kolkata, March 17, 2014.
Indian college girls close their eyes while their faces are covered with powdered color as they participate in the Holi festival in Jammu, Kashmir, India, 15 March 2014.
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An Indian boy drags another on the floor of an apartment as they play with colors during the Holi festival in Chennai, India, March 16, 2014.
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Indians, faces smeared with colored powder, dance during celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Gauhati, India, March 17, 2014.
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