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A woman reacts as devotees apply coloured powder on her face during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman reacts as devotees apply coloured powder on her face during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman reacts as devotees apply coloured powder on her face during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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People react as they apply colour powder on each other during Holi celebrations in Chennai, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

People react as they apply colour powder on each other during Holi celebrations in Chennai, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

People react as they apply colour powder on each other during Holi celebrations in Chennai, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A boy reacts as he is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations in Chennai, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A boy reacts as he is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations in Chennai, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A boy reacts as he is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations in Chennai, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu priests use their mobile phones to take photographs as devotees are sprayed with colours on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu priests use their mobile phones to take photographs as devotees are sprayed with colours on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu priests use their mobile phones to take photographs as devotees are sprayed with colours on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with colours by a priest on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A student reacts as she lies in a road while coloured powder is thrown on her during Holi celebrations at a university campus in Chandigarh, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A student reacts as she lies in a road while coloured powder is thrown on her during Holi celebrations at a university campus in Chandigarh, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A student reacts as she lies in a road while coloured powder is thrown on her during Holi celebrations at a university campus in Chandigarh, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Students with their faces smeared in coloured powder dance as they celebrate Holi at a university campus in Chandigarh, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Students with their faces smeared in coloured powder dance as they celebrate Holi at a university campus in Chandigarh, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Students with their faces smeared in coloured powder dance as they celebrate Holi at a university campus in Chandigarh, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Hindu devotees raise their hands daubed in colours as they pray on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees raise their hands daubed in colours as they pray on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees raise their hands daubed in colours as they pray on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu devotees walk around a bonfire during a ritual known as "Holika Dahan" which is part of Holi festival celebrations, in Ahmedabad, India March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees walk around a bonfire during a ritual known as "Holika Dahan" which is part of Holi festival celebrations, in Ahmedabad, India March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees walk around a bonfire during a ritual known as "Holika Dahan" which is part of Holi festival celebrations, in Ahmedabad, India March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Disabled children cover each other in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Disabled children cover each other in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Disabled children cover each other in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Disabled children cover each other in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Disabled children cover each other in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Disabled children cover each other in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A hand of a Hindu devotee is pictured as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A hand of a Hindu devotee is pictured as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A hand of a Hindu devotee is pictured as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A turban of a Hindu devotee is pictured as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A turban of a Hindu devotee is pictured as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A turban of a Hindu devotee is pictured as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Hindu devotee takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Hindu devotee takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Hindu devotee takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Hindu devotee takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Hindu devotee takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Hindu devotee takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Hindu devotee takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Hindu devotee takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Hindu devotee takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy sprays coloured water on a girl during religious religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy sprays coloured water on a girl during religious religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy sprays coloured water on a girl during religious religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Girls run for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Girls run for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Girls run for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Women run for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Women run for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Women run for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Men daubed in colours take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Men daubed in colours take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Men daubed in colours take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Men daubed in colours celebrates "Lathmar Holi" inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Men daubed in colours celebrates "Lathmar Holi" inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Men daubed in colours celebrates "Lathmar Holi" inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Men daubed in colours sing hymns and dance as they take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Men daubed in colours sing hymns and dance as they take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Men daubed in colours sing hymns and dance as they take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Veiled women arrive to beat men during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Veiled women arrive to beat men during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Veiled women arrive to beat men during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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A man shields himself from a woman beating him with a stick during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man shields himself from a woman beating him with a stick during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man shields himself from a woman beating him with a stick during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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A boy daubed in colours takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A boy daubed in colours takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A boy daubed in colours takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Women daubed in colours hold an idol of Hindu goddess Radha as they take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations at a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Women daubed in colours hold an idol of Hindu goddess Radha as they take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations at a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Women daubed in colours hold an idol of Hindu goddess Radha as they take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations at a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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A man daubed in colours holds a shield during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man daubed in colours holds a shield during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man daubed in colours holds a shield during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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A man daubed in colours takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man daubed in colours takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man daubed in colours takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Men daubed in colours sing religious hymns as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Men daubed in colours sing religious hymns as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Men daubed in colours sing religious hymns as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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A man daubed in colours sings religious hymns as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man daubed in colours sings religious hymns as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man daubed in colours sings religious hymns as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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A man shields himself from a woman beating him with a stick during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man shields himself from a woman beating him with a stick during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man shields himself from a woman beating him with a stick during "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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A man daubed in colours looks on as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man daubed in colours looks on as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man daubed in colours looks on as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Men daubed in colours sing religious hymns as they take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Men daubed in colours sing religious hymns as they take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Men daubed in colours sing religious hymns as they take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Devotees daubed in colours dance during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Devotees daubed in colours dance during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Devotees daubed in colours dance during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A devotee is covered in coloured powder as she takes part in the celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A devotee is covered in coloured powder as she takes part in the celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A devotee is covered in coloured powder as she takes part in the celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A boy smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A girl smeared with coloured powder dances during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A girl smeared with coloured powder dances during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A girl smeared with coloured powder dances during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People dance as others throw coloured powder during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People dance as others throw coloured powder during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People dance as others throw coloured powder during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Men daubed in colours stands on a roadside during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Men daubed in colours stands on a roadside during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Men daubed in colours stands on a roadside during Holi celebrations in New Delhi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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People play with tomato pulp as part of the Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People play with tomato pulp as part of the Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People play with tomato pulp as part of the Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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People play with tomato pulp as part of the Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People play with tomato pulp as part of the Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People play with tomato pulp as part of the Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A woman reacts as colour powder is applied to her face during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman reacts as colour powder is applied to her face during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman reacts as colour powder is applied to her face during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A woman reacts as colour powder is thrown on her face during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman reacts as colour powder is thrown on her face during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman reacts as colour powder is thrown on her face during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Hindu devotees dance during Holi celebrations inside a temple in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees dance during Holi celebrations inside a temple in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees dance during Holi celebrations inside a temple in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Women celebrate as they throw rose petals and coloured powder during the festival of Holi in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Women celebrate as they throw rose petals and coloured powder during the festival of Holi in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Women celebrate as they throw rose petals and coloured powder during the festival of Holi in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Men daubed in colours dance during Holi celebrations in Prayagraj, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Men daubed in colours dance during Holi celebrations in Prayagraj, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Men daubed in colours dance during Holi celebrations in Prayagraj, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Devotees daubed in colours dance during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Devotees daubed in colours dance during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Devotees daubed in colours dance during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Students with their faces smeared in coloured powder react during Holi celebrations outside their college hostel in Chandigarh, India March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Students with their faces smeared in coloured powder react during Holi celebrations outside their college hostel in Chandigarh, India March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Students with their faces smeared in coloured powder react during Holi celebrations outside their college hostel in Chandigarh, India March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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A man daubed in colours reacts as colour powder is thrown towards him during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man daubed in colours reacts as colour powder is thrown towards him during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man daubed in colours reacts as colour powder is thrown towards him during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A woman reacts as she is covered with tomato pulp during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A woman reacts as she is covered with tomato pulp during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A woman reacts as she is covered with tomato pulp during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A man daubed in colours looks on during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man daubed in colours looks on during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man daubed in colours looks on during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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