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Celebrating Holi the festival of colours

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A selection of images from Sunday as Hindus celebrated Holi in Winnipeg with singing, dancing and faces brightened by coloured powder. Holi, known as the festival of colours, celebrates the beginning of spring.

  • Shweta Banthia and her daughter Van, 4, cover their faces in the bright colours of spring at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday while celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colours.

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    Shweta Banthia and her daughter Van, 4, cover their faces in the bright colours of spring at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday while celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colours.

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  • Dev Patel, 5, wipes his face after getting an eyeful of coloured powder while observing Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

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    Dev Patel, 5, wipes his face after getting an eyeful of coloured powder while observing Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

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  • (L-r) Pujan Trivedi, 15, and Dhaval Vora, 14, observe Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

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    (L-r) Pujan Trivedi, 15, and Dhaval Vora, 14, observe Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

  • Dhaval Vora, 14, gets a face full of coloured powder while observing Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

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    Dhaval Vora, 14, gets a face full of coloured powder while observing Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

  • Hundreds gathered to observe Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

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    Hundreds gathered to observe Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

  • Hundreds gathered to observe Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

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    Hundreds gathered to observe Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

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  • CTV weekend reporter Rajeev Dhir is caught by surprise while reporting on Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

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    CTV weekend reporter Rajeev Dhir is caught by surprise while reporting on Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

  • (L-r) Harsh Patel, Sagar Patel and Vismay Patel gathered to observe Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

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    (L-r) Harsh Patel, Sagar Patel and Vismay Patel gathered to observe Holi, a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colours at the Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre Sunday afternoon.

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