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March 6, 2012
Holi Festivities 2012
It's Holi season, the festival of color, in India. Associated Press photojournalist Kevin Frayer has dispatched a colorful group of images from the festivities.
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Indian Hindus worshippers are covered in colorful powder thrown on them as they pray at the Radha Rani Temple during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. According to tradition which has its roots in Hindu mythology men from Lord Krishna's village of Nandgaon are beaten by the women of Barsana, home of Lord Krishna's lover Radha. It is said that Lord Krisna's relatives used to tease Radha and her friends and were beaten by them in return. Even to this day, marriage between the two villages are not permitted. AP / Kevin Frayer


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A Hindu devotee covers her head as yellow powder is thrown in the air while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, while praying at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Hindu devotees colored by powder thrown while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, gather as they pray at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Hindu devotees pray during "Holi" at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Hindu devotees are covered in colored powder as they crowd while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Hindu devotees crowd as they look at a deity of Lord Krishna while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Flowers are thrown on Hindu devotees as they reach for a deity of Lord Krishna while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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A Hindu devotee sprays colored foam while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Hindu devotees smear color on each other while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Flowers are thrown on Hindu devotees as they reach for a deity of Lord Krishna while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Hindu devotees colored by powder thrown while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, raise their arms as they crowd at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Hindu devotees colored by powder thrown while celebrating "Holi," the festival of color, crowd at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) from New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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An Indian Hindu worshipper is covered in colored powder during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon,India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu women from Nandgaon village wait with sticks to beat men from Barsana during Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon,India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu women from Nandgaon village beat the shield of a man from Barsana during Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon, India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu worshippers pray as others throw colored powder and water on them during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon,India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu worshippers covered in various colored powders, sing prayers during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon,India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu worshippers pray as others throw colored powder and water on them during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon,India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu worshippers covered in various colored powders sing prayers during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon,India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Young Indian Hindu worshippers from Barsana taunt men from Nandgaon before being sprayed with water during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon,India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu worshippers pray as others throw coloured powder and water on them during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon, India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu worshippers pray as others throw colored powder and water on them during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon,India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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An Indian Hindu worshipper throws a bucket of colored water on others during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon, India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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An Indian Hindu worshipper is dragged on the ground to cover his body in red colored dye during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon, India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu worshippers pray during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon,India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu worshippers from Barsana are sprayed with colored water by men from Nandgaon during Lathmar Holi at Nandagram Temple, in Nandgaon, India, Saturday, March 3, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu trnsvestites dance together in the Radha Rani Temple during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu men are covered in red powder as more is thrown on them thrown on them as they sit on the floor of the Radha Rani Temple during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. According to tradition which has its roots in Hindu mythology men from Lord Krishna's village of Nandgaon are beaten by the women of Barsana, home of Lord Krishna's lover Radha. It is said that Lord Krisna's relatives used to tease Radha and her friends and were beaten by them in return. Even to this day, marriage between the two villages are not permitted. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) AP / Kevin Frayer



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An Indian Hindu woman from Barsan waits to hit men from Nandgaon with a stick during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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An Indian Hindu man from Nandgaon is hit with a stick by a woman from Barsana during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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An Indian Hindu woman from Barsana his the shield of a man from Nandgaon with a stick during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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An Indian Hindu woman from Barsana swings as she prepares to hit a man from Nandgaon with sticks during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu women from Barsana hit men from Nandgaon with sticks during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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An Indian Hindu man from Nandgaon shouts as he is about to be hit with a stick by a woman from Barsana during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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An Indian Hindu boy from Nandgaon shouts as he is about to be hit with a stick on the shield by a woman from Barsana during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu men from Nandgaon laugh as they wait to be hit with a stick by women from Barsana during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindus worshippers are covered in colorful powder thrown on them as they pray at the Radha Rani Temple during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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Indian Hindu men are covered in red powder thrown on them as they sit on the floor of the Radha Rani Temple during Lathmar Holi in Barsana, India, Friday, March 2, 2012. AP / Kevin Frayer



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