Holi 2013 across India

Mar 23, 2013, 14:38 PM IST
Indian women smear colors on each others faces as they celebrate
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Indian women smear colors on each others faces as they celebrate "Holi", the Indian festival of colors in Allahabad.

An Allahabad University student, face smeared with colored powder, gestures as she celebrates Holi, the festival of colors, in Allahabad.
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An Allahabad University student, face smeared with colored powder, gestures as she celebrates Holi, the festival of colors, in Allahabad.

Hindu devotees play with colored powder during Holi festival celebrations in Hyderabad.
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Hindu devotees play with colored powder during Holi festival celebrations in Hyderabad.

A group of boys dance near a bonfire as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad.
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A group of boys dance near a bonfire as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad.

Indians perform rituals around a bonfire during Holi festival celebrations in Allahabad.
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Indians perform rituals around a bonfire during Holi festival celebrations in Allahabad.

Foreign tourists dance as they celebrate Holi.
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Foreign tourists dance as they celebrate Holi.

Hindu devotees throw colored powder on each other as they celebrate Holi.
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Hindu devotees throw colored powder on each other as they celebrate Holi.

Foreign tourists dance as they celebrate Holi.
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Foreign tourists dance as they celebrate Holi.

Indian widows throw flowers during Holi celebrations, or the festival of colors, at an event organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan.
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Indian widows throw flowers during Holi celebrations, or the festival of colors, at an event organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan.

Indian widows throw flowers during Holi celebrations, or the festival of colors, at an event organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan.
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Indian widows throw flowers during Holi celebrations, or the festival of colors, at an event organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan.

Indian widows pray during Holi celebrations, or the festival of colors, at an event organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan.
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Indian widows pray during Holi celebrations, or the festival of colors, at an event organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan.

Indian widows dance and throw flowers during Holi celebrations, or the festival of colors, at an event organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan.
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Indian widows dance and throw flowers during Holi celebrations, or the festival of colors, at an event organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan.

Hindu devotees smeared with colors watch others dance and play at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar holy festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi.
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Hindu devotees smeared with colors watch others dance and play at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar holy festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi.

Villagers from Nandgaon throw color dye on the villagers from Barsana as they arrive at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar holy festival, in Nandgaon.
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Villagers from Nandgaon throw color dye on the villagers from Barsana as they arrive at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar holy festival, in Nandgaon.

Hindu devotee covered in color dances as he arrives at the Nandagram Temple famous for Lord Krishna in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi.
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Hindu devotee covered in color dances as he arrives at the Nandagram Temple famous for Lord Krishna in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi.

Women from Nandgaon wait for the villagers from Barsana village during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon.
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Women from Nandgaon wait for the villagers from Barsana village during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon.

Villagers from Nandgaon throw colored water on the villagers from Barsana as they arrive at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar holy festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi.
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Villagers from Nandgaon throw colored water on the villagers from Barsana as they arrive at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar holy festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi.

Hindu devotees smeared with colors play at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar holy festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi.
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Hindu devotees smeared with colors play at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar holy festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi.

Student, face smeared with colored powder, celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at Rabindra Bharati University campus in Kolkata.
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Student, face smeared with colored powder, celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at Rabindra Bharati University campus in Kolkata.

Students smear each other's faces with colored powder as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at Rabindra Bharati University campus in Kolkata.
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Students smear each other's faces with colored powder as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at Rabindra Bharati University campus in Kolkata.

A student throws flower petals during a performance as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at Rabindra Bharati University campus in Kolkata
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A student throws flower petals during a performance as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at Rabindra Bharati University campus in Kolkata

Hindu men joke as they wrestle on the ground during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holy festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana.
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Hindu men joke as they wrestle on the ground during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holy festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana.