India this week
A firefighter runs past a burning tree and wooden packaging material after a fire broke out at a wood store in Ahmedabad, India, March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
A firefighter lifts a cordon tape to pass under it as security guards stand next to a fire truck after a fire broke out in the trauma centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, India, March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf...more
A woman walks past a wall painted with the election symbol of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in an alley at a residential area in Kolkata, India, March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A Hindu devotee prays during Huranga, a game played between men and women a day after Holi, at Dauji temple near the northern city of Mathura, India March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A woman takes part in Huranga, a game played between men and women a day after Holi, at Dauji temple near the northern city of Mathura, India March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A devotee gets her tongue pierced with a metal skewer as she takes part in a procession during the religious festival of Panguni Uthiram celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Muruga in Ahmedabad, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
A boy reacts as he is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
A woman reacts as colour powder is thrown on her face during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
A man writes the name of a Congress party candidate for Ernakulam constituency on a roadside wall ahead of India's general election, in Kochi, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V
A man touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple featuring huge carvings of ancient priests on the occasion of the Persian New Year in Mumbai, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, a leader of India's main opposition Congress party and sister of the party president Rahul Gandhi, prays on the banks of the river Ganges during an election campaign in Varanasi, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
Sweets featuring election symbol of different Indian political parties are pictured inside a sweets making workshop on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
A man transports goods on his bullock cart past burning Chinese products during a protest against, what the protestors say, China preventing a U.N. Security Council committee from blacklisting Masood Azhar the head of Pakistan-based militant group...more
A Holika Dahan effigy of Masood Azhar, the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), is seen before getting burnt on the eve of Holi in Mumbai, India, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
Traffic is stopped as the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy moves along a national highway in Qazigund March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
A Muslim man waits in an alley in the old quarters of Delhi, India, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
The Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring.
The Jewish holiday of Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia.
Nearly 50 acres of giant tecolote ranunculus flowers bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year in Carlsbad, California.
The festival of colours celebrated across the country.