Holi 2012 across India

Mar 07, 2012, 14:09 PM IST
Foreigners, their faces smeared with color, participate in Holi celebrations at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
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Foreigners, their faces smeared with color, participate in Holi celebrations at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

A young Hindu devotee tries to clean red dye from his skin after celebrating
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A young Hindu devotee tries to clean red dye from his skin after celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan.

A Hindu devotee has a bucket of coloured water poured on her whilst walking to the the Banke Bihari temple to celebrate
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A Hindu devotee has a bucket of coloured water poured on her whilst walking to the the Banke Bihari temple to celebrate "Holi," the festival of colour, in Vrindavan.

Women are hit with a bucket of water while walking to the the Banke Bihari temple to celebrate
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Women are hit with a bucket of water while walking to the the Banke Bihari temple to celebrate "Holi," the festival of color, at in Vrindavan.

A woman reacts as others smear colored powder on her as they celebrate Holi in Ahmadabad.
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A woman reacts as others smear colored powder on her as they celebrate Holi in Ahmadabad.

People dace during Holi festivities at a slum area in Hyderabad.
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People dace during Holi festivities at a slum area in Hyderabad.

A woman reacts as her face is smeared with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai.
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A woman reacts as her face is smeared with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai.

A foreign tourist, her face smeared with color, smiles as she participates in Holi festivities in Kolkata.
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A foreign tourist, her face smeared with color, smiles as she participates in Holi festivities in Kolkata.

The face of a  woman is smeared with colored powder during Holi celebrations in Allahabad.
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The face of a woman is smeared with colored powder during Holi celebrations in Allahabad.

Men, their faces smeared with color, react to the camera during Holi celebrations in New Delhi.
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Men, their faces smeared with color, react to the camera during Holi celebrations in New Delhi.

A woman reacts as another throws colored powder on her as they celebrate Holi in Ahmadabad.
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A woman reacts as another throws colored powder on her as they celebrate Holi in Ahmadabad.

Men, their faces smeared with colored powder, dance during Holi celebrations in Gauhati.
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Men, their faces smeared with colored powder, dance during Holi celebrations in Gauhati.

A girl, her face smeared with colored powder, participates in Holi celebrations in Chennai.
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A girl, her face smeared with colored powder, participates in Holi celebrations in Chennai.

Women dance in an enclosure filled with tomatoes during Holi celebrations in Gauhati.
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Women dance in an enclosure filled with tomatoes during Holi celebrations in Gauhati.

A boy squirts colored water on another during Holi celebrations in Allahabad.
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A boy squirts colored water on another during Holi celebrations in Allahabad.

A boy smears the face of a friend with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai.
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A boy smears the face of a friend with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai.

Tourists celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.
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Tourists celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.

School children react as teachers spray water on them to celebrate Holi in Ahmedabad.
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School children react as teachers spray water on them to celebrate Holi in Ahmedabad.

People with their faces smeared with color celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.
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People with their faces smeared with color celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.

Tourists react to the camera as they celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.
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Tourists react to the camera as they celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.

People with their faces smeared with color celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.
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People with their faces smeared with color celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.

An Indian girl reacts as others throw colored powder on her while celebrating
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An Indian girl reacts as others throw colored powder on her while celebrating "Holi" in Ahmedabad.

Hindu devotees smear color on each other while celebrating
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Hindu devotees smear color on each other while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan.

Flowers are thrown on Hindu devotees as they reach for a deity of Lord Krishna while celebrating
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Flowers are thrown on Hindu devotees as they reach for a deity of Lord Krishna while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan.

A physically challenged boy looks on during celebrations to mark Holi, the festival of colors, at a school in Mumbai.
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A physically challenged boy looks on during celebrations to mark Holi, the festival of colors, at a school in Mumbai.

A Hindu devotee sprays colored foam while celebrating
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A Hindu devotee sprays colored foam while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan.