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The colors of Holi

A man, with his face daubed in colours, wears eye frames made of bamboo straw during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A man, with his face daubed in colours, wears eye frames made of bamboo straw during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A man, with his face daubed in colours, wears eye frames made of bamboo straw during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. 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 10. 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 10. 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 10. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A girl wearing a protective mask reacts as she is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations amid coronavirus precautions, in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A girl wearing a protective mask reacts as she is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations amid coronavirus precautions, in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A girl wearing a protective mask reacts as she is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations amid coronavirus precautions, in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A man dances as another throws coloured powder at him during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man dances as another throws coloured powder at him during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man dances as another throws coloured powder at him during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A woman reacts as coloured powder is applied to her face during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman reacts as coloured powder is applied to her face during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman reacts as coloured powder is applied to her face during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Women blow coloured power during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women blow coloured power during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women blow coloured power during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with coloured water by a priest at a temple's premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 10. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with coloured water by a priest at a temple's premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 10. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu devotees pray as they are sprayed with coloured water by a priest at a temple's premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 10. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrations in Kolkata, India March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrations in Kolkata, India March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrations in Kolkata, India March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Student react as they crack eggs at each other during Holi celebrations in Chandigarh, India, March 10. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Student react as they crack eggs at each other during Holi celebrations in Chandigarh, India, March 10. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Student react as they crack eggs at each other during Holi celebrations in Chandigarh, India, March 10. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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A Hindu priest sprays coloured water at the devotees on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 10. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Hindu priest sprays coloured water at the devotees on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 10. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Hindu priest sprays coloured water at the devotees on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 10. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A woman with her face daubed in colours dances during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman with her face daubed in colours dances during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman with her face daubed in colours dances during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A man wearing protective mask attends Holi celebrations amid coronavirus precautions, in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A man wearing protective mask attends Holi celebrations amid coronavirus precautions, in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A man wearing protective mask attends Holi celebrations amid coronavirus precautions, in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A girl reacts as she plays with a water gun during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A girl reacts as she plays with a water gun during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A girl reacts as she plays with a water gun during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 10. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A man throws coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 10. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man throws coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 10. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man throws coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 10. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A woman smeared with coloured powder shakes her head to remove it during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 10. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman smeared with coloured powder shakes her head to remove it during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 10. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman smeared with coloured powder shakes her head to remove it during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 10. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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People throw water and smear coloured powder on a woman during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 10. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People throw water and smear coloured powder on a woman during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 10. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People throw water and smear coloured powder on a woman during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, March 10. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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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 10. 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 10. 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 10. 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 10. 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 10. 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 10. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi, the festival of colours, celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 10. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A man with colored powder smeared on his face and head celebrates Holi, the festival of colors, in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Monika Deupala

A man with colored powder smeared on his face and head celebrates Holi, the festival of colors, in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Monika Deupala

A man with colored powder smeared on his face and head celebrates Holi, the festival of colors, in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Monika Deupala
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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 9, 2020. 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 9, 2020. 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 9, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A boy holds a spray bottle as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy holds a spray bottle as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy holds a spray bottle as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An effigy depicting the coronavirus, that will be burnt during a ritual known as "Holika Dahan", which is part of Holi festival celebrations, is seen at a residential area in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

An effigy depicting the coronavirus, that will be burnt during a ritual known as "Holika Dahan", which is part of Holi festival celebrations, is seen at a residential area in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

An effigy depicting the coronavirus, that will be burnt during a ritual known as "Holika Dahan", which is part of Holi festival celebrations, is seen at a residential area in Mumbai, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani
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Men daubed in colors take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Men daubed in colors take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Men daubed in colors take part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4, 2020. 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 5. 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 5. 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 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A girl plays with a water gun during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A girl plays with a water gun during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A girl plays with a water gun during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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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 5. 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 5. 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 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man daubed in colors looks on as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man daubed in colors looks on as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man daubed in colors looks on as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Boys spray coloured water on a family during religious religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Boys spray coloured water on a family during religious religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Boys spray coloured water on a family during religious religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. 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 5. 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 5. 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 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A student of Rabindra Bharati University daubed in colors looks on during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India, March 5. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A student of Rabindra Bharati University daubed in colors looks on during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India, March 5. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A student of Rabindra Bharati University daubed in colors looks on during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India, March 5. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A girl runs for cover as boys spray coloured water on her during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A girl runs for cover as boys spray coloured water on her during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A girl runs for cover as boys spray coloured water on her during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A student of Rabindra Bharati University reacts as fellow students apply colored powder to her face during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India, March 5. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A student of Rabindra Bharati University reacts as fellow students apply colored powder to her face during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India, March 5. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A student of Rabindra Bharati University reacts as fellow students apply colored powder to her face during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India, March 5. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A Hindu devotee prays as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Hindu devotee prays as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Hindu devotee prays as he takes part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman holds her son while running for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman holds her son while running for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman holds her son while running for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A girl covers her face as she is daubed in colours during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A girl covers her face as she is daubed in colours during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A girl covers her face as she is daubed in colours during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 5. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man dances as he takes part in 'Lathmar Holi' celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man dances as he takes part in 'Lathmar Holi' celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man dances as he takes part in 'Lathmar Holi' celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man with colored powder smeared on his face celebrates Holi in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Monika Deupala

A man with colored powder smeared on his face celebrates Holi in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Monika Deupala

A man with colored powder smeared on his face celebrates Holi in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Monika Deupala
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People watch 'Lathmar Holi' celebrations in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People watch 'Lathmar Holi' celebrations in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People watch 'Lathmar Holi' celebrations in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 4. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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