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The colors of Holi

A boy reacts as coloured water is thrown on his face during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A boy reacts as coloured water is thrown on his face during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A boy reacts as coloured water is thrown on his face during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A woman daubed in colours kisses her monkey during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman daubed in colours kisses her monkey during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman daubed in colours kisses her monkey during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A student reacts as she lies in a road while coloured powder is thrown on her during Holi celebrations outside her college hostel in Chandigarh, India. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A student reacts as she lies in a road while coloured powder is thrown on her during Holi celebrations outside her college hostel in Chandigarh, India. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A student reacts as she lies in a road while coloured powder is thrown on her during Holi celebrations outside her college hostel in Chandigarh, India. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Hindu devotees dance during Holi celebrations inside a temple in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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

Hindu devotees dance during Holi celebrations inside a temple in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A woman reacts as coloured powder is thrown on her face during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman reacts as coloured powder is thrown on her face during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman reacts as coloured powder is thrown on her face during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A woman smeared with coloured powder shakes her head to remove it during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

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

A woman smeared with coloured powder shakes her head to remove it during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A girl reacts as she is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A girl reacts as she is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A girl reacts as she is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi celebrations in an alley in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi celebrations in an alley in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People dance as they throw coloured powder at each other during Holi celebrations in an alley in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A boy reacts as he is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

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

A boy reacts as he is splashed with coloured water during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Students with their faces smeared in coloured powder dance as they celebrate Holi at a university campus in Chandigarh, India. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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

Students with their faces smeared in coloured powder dance as they celebrate Holi at a university campus in Chandigarh, India. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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A man smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Women offer prayers inside a temple during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Women offer prayers inside a temple during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Women offer prayers inside a temple during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A college student smears a friend with coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Agartala, India. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A college student smears a friend with coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Agartala, India. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A college student smears a friend with coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Agartala, India. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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A visually impaired student smeared with coloured powder plays holi at a school in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A visually impaired student smeared with coloured powder plays holi at a school in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A visually impaired student smeared with coloured powder plays holi at a school in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A man smeared in coloured powder watches a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man smeared in coloured powder watches a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man smeared in coloured powder watches a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Teachers with their faces smeared with coloured powder take a selfie during Holi celebrations, inside a school in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Teachers with their faces smeared with coloured powder take a selfie during Holi celebrations, inside a school in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Teachers with their faces smeared with coloured powder take a selfie during Holi celebrations, inside a school in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A woman, smeared with coloured powder, dance while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman, smeared with coloured powder, dance while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman, smeared with coloured powder, dance while celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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A Hindu devotee, smeared in coloured powder, takes a rest on a road during a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. 


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A Hindu devotee, smeared in coloured powder, takes a rest on a road during a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Hindu devotee, smeared in coloured powder, takes a rest on a road during a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A student of Rabindra Bharati University, with his face smeared in coloured powder, reacts as his fellow student throws coloured powder on his face during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. 

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A student of Rabindra Bharati University, with his face smeared in coloured powder, reacts as his fellow student throws coloured powder on his face during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A student of Rabindra Bharati University, with his face smeared in coloured powder, reacts as his fellow student throws coloured powder on his face during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Widows daubed in colours take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. 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. 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. 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. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. 

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A student of Rabindra Bharati University reacts as fellow students throw coloured powder in her face during the Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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

A student of Rabindra Bharati University reacts as fellow students throw coloured powder in her face during the Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Students of Rabindra Bharati University, with their faces smeared in coloured powder, take a selfie during celebrations for Holi inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Students of Rabindra Bharati University, with their faces smeared in coloured powder, take a selfie during celebrations for Holi inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Students of Rabindra Bharati University, with their faces smeared in coloured powder, take a selfie during celebrations for Holi inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. 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. 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. 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. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. 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. 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. 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. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Widows daubed in colours take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A student of Rabindra Bharati University, with her face smeared in coloured powder, poses during celebrations for Holi inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A student of Rabindra Bharati University, with her face smeared in coloured powder, poses during celebrations for Holi inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A student of Rabindra Bharati University, with her face smeared in coloured powder, poses during celebrations for Holi inside the university campus in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A widow daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. 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. 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. 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. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations in the town of Vrindavan in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees, smeared in coloured powder, dance as they take part in a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Hindu devotees, smeared in coloured powder, dance as they take part in a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Hindu devotees, smeared in coloured powder, dance as they take part in a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Men shield themselves from women playfully beating them with bamboo sticks during Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Men shield themselves from women playfully beating them with bamboo sticks during Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Men shield themselves from women playfully beating them with bamboo sticks during Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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