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Holi at Phalen

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A sadhu reacts as he waits for priest Babulal to exit a temple and walk through a bonfire, signifying the burning of the demon Holika, during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A sadhu reacts as he waits for priest Babulal to exit a temple and walk through a bonfire, signifying the burning of the demon Holika, during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A villager waits for Hindu priest Babulal to exit a temple and walk through a bonfire, signifying the burning of the demon Holika, during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi festival, also known as the Festival of Colours, at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A villager waits for Hindu priest Babulal to exit a temple and walk through a bonfire, signifying the burning of the demon Holika, during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi festival, also known as the Festival of Colours, at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A villager carrying a bamboo stick waits for Hindu priest Babulal to exit a temple and walk through a bonfire, signifying the burning of the demon Holika, during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi festival at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A villager carrying a bamboo stick waits for Hindu priest Babulal to exit a temple and walk through a bonfire, signifying the burning of the demon Holika, during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi festival at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A villager yawns as he waits for Hindu priest Babulal at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A villager yawns as he waits for Hindu priest Babulal at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Villagers carry bamboo sticks as they secure an area for Hindu priest Babulal to exit a temple and walk through a bonfire at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Villagers carry bamboo sticks as they secure an area for Hindu priest Babulal to exit a temple and walk through a bonfire at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A villager carrying a bamboo stick covers his face as he walks past a bonfire which Hindu priest Babulal is to walk through at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A villager carrying a bamboo stick covers his face as he walks past a bonfire which Hindu priest Babulal is to walk through at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Villagers carry bamboo sticks as they secure an area for Hindu priest Babulal to exit a temple and walk through a bonfire at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Villagers carry bamboo sticks as they secure an area for Hindu priest Babulal to exit a temple and walk through a bonfire at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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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, also known as the Festival of Colours, at village Phalen near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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, also known as the Festival of Colours, at village Phalen near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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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, also known as the Festival of Colours, at village Phalen near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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, also known as the Festival of Colours, at village Phalen near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Villagers carry Hindu priest Babulal after he walked out of a burning fire (signifying the burning of the demon Holika) during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi spring festival, also known as the Festival of Colours, at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Villagers carry Hindu priest Babulal after he walked out of a burning fire (signifying the burning of the demon Holika) during a ritual to mark the first day of the Holi spring festival, also known as the Festival of Colours, at Phalen village near Mathura March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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