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Holi - Festival of colour

A woman reacts as her face is smeared with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)
Hindu devotees pray and face a deity as colored powder is thrown on them while celebrating
A woman reacts as colored powder is thrown on her head during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)
An Indian girl, her face smeared with colored powder, participates in Holi celebrations  in Chennai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
Hindu devotees carry colored powder that is to be thrown on worshippers during celebrations for
Hindu devotees crowd and reach for sweets as they face a deity while celebrating Holi,  the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Vrindavan is a famous place for Holi celebrations, where according to legend, the Hindu god Krishna played Holi with his consort Radha. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
An Indian boy smears the face of a friend with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Indians, their faces smeared with colored powder and glitter, participate in Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
An Indian man dances amid a cloud of colored powder during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A man reacts as his face is smeared with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)
An Indian girl, her face smeared with colored powder, reacts to the camera during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
An Indian man, his face smeared with glitter, dances as water is sprayed on him during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
An Indian girl, her face smeared with colored powder, looks out from her house during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Indian women smear colored powder on each other during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
A man reacts as his face is smeared with colored powder by friends during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)
Indian men, their faces smeared with colored powder, dance during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Indian girls smear colored powder on each other during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
An Indian girl, her face smeared with colored powder, reacts as water is squirted on her during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)
A man reacts as his face is smeared with colored powder by friends during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)
Indian men dunk a friend in tomato slush during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Indian men dance amid colored powder and water during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A Hindu devotee has a bucket of coloured water poured on her whilst walking to the the Banke Bihari temple to celebrate
Indian women are hit with a bucket of  water while walking to the the Banke Bihari temple to celebrate
Hindu devotees pray and face a deity as colored powder is thrown on them while celebrating
Hindu devotees are covered in colored powder as they arrive to celebrate
An Indian man with a colored face carries a parrot as he celebrates Holi in Jammu, India, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors will be celebrated across the country on March 8. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
An elderly Hindu devotee walks past a woman praying as they gather to mark
A woman reacts as her face is smeared with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade) - CP
Hindu devotees pray and face a deity as colored powder is thrown on them while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, crowd at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Vrindavan is a famous place for Holi celebrations, where according to legend, the Hindu god Krishna played Holi with his consort Radha. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) - CP
A woman reacts as colored powder is thrown on her head during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade) - CP
An Indian girl, her face smeared with colored powder, participates in Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.) - CP
Hindu devotees carry colored powder that is to be thrown on worshippers during celebrations for "Holi," the festival of color, crowd at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Vrindavan is a famous place for Holi celebrations, where according to legend, the Hindu god Krishna played Holi with his consort Radha. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) - CP
Hindu devotees crowd and reach for sweets as they face a deity while celebrating Holi, the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Vrindavan is a famous place for Holi celebrations, where according to legend, the Hindu god Krishna played Holi with his consort Radha. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) - CP
An Indian boy smears the face of a friend with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool) - CP
Indians, their faces smeared with colored powder and glitter, participate in Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) - CP
An Indian man dances amid a cloud of colored powder during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) - CP
A man reacts as his face is smeared with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade) - CP
An Indian girl, her face smeared with colored powder, reacts to the camera during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool) - CP
An Indian man, his face smeared with glitter, dances as water is sprayed on him during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) - CP
An Indian girl, her face smeared with colored powder, looks out from her house during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool) - CP
Indian women smear colored powder on each other during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.) - CP
A man reacts as his face is smeared with colored powder by friends during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade) - CP
Indian men, their faces smeared with colored powder, dance during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) - CP
Indian girls smear colored powder on each other during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) - CP
An Indian girl, her face smeared with colored powder, reacts as water is squirted on her during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.) - CP
A man reacts as his face is smeared with colored powder by friends during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade) - CP
Indian men dunk a friend in tomato slush during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) - CP
Indian men dance amid colored powder and water during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath) - CP
A Hindu devotee has a bucket of coloured water poured on her whilst walking to the the Banke Bihari temple to celebrate "Holi," the festival of colour, in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers, 87 miles, from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Vrindavan is a famous place for Holi celebrations, where according to legend, the Hindu god Krishna played Holi with his consort Radha. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) - CP
Indian women are hit with a bucket of water while walking to the the Banke Bihari temple to celebrate "Holi," the festival of color, at in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Vrindavan is a famous place for Holi celebrations, where according to legend, the Hindu god Krishna played Holi with his consort Radha. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) - CP
Hindu devotees pray and face a deity as colored powder is thrown on them while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, crowd at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Vrindavan is a famous place for Holi celebrations, where according to legend, the Hindu god Krishna played Holi with his consort Radha. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) - CP
Hindu devotees are covered in colored powder as they arrive to celebrate "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Vrindavan is a famous place for Holi celebrations, where according to legend, the Hindu god Krishna played Holi with his consort Radha. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) - CP
An Indian man with a colored face carries a parrot as he celebrates Holi in Jammu, India, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors will be celebrated across the country on March 8. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) - CP
An elderly Hindu devotee walks past a woman praying as they gather to mark "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Vrindavan is a famous place for Holi celebrations, where according to legend, the Hindu god Krishna played Holi with his consort Radha. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) - CP

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