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March 25, 2013
Celebrating Holi 2013 in India

Holi, is the Hindu religious festival of colors celebrating the arrival of spring.

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Colored powder is thrown on Hindu men from the village of Nandgaon as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Indian woman from the village of Barsana hit villagers from Nandgaon with wooden sticks during the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian women from Barsana village hit villagers from Nandgaon with a wooden stick during the Lathmar Holi festival the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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A villager from Nandgaon teases an Indian woman from Barsana village during the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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An elderly Indian Hindu woman devotee reacts to colors at Ladali or Radha temple during the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees pray at Ladali or Radha temple during the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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A young villager from Nandgaon soaked in water and colors arrives in Barsana village during the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees pray at Ladali or Radha temple during the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers ( 71 miles) from New Delhi, India , Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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A Hindu priest prays holding a bag with an image of Hindu God Krishna at the Ladali or Radha temple during the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers ( 71 miles) from New Delhi, India , Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Hindu men from the village of Nandgaon are covered in colored powder as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Hindu men and a boy from the village of Nangaon are covered in colored powder as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Hindu men joke as they wrestle on the ground during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Hindu men from the village of Nangaon are covered in colored powder as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers ( 71 miles) from New Delhi, India , Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Colored powder is thrown on Hindu men from the village of Nandgaon as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Hindu men from the village of Nangaon are covered in colored powder as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Hindu transsexuals or Eunuchs dance as colored powder is thrown at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Hindu transsexuals or Eunuchs dance as colored powder is thrown at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Hindu men throw and spray colored water on men from the village of Nangaon as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers ( 71 miles) from New Delhi, India , Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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A Hindu man from the village of Nangaon throws colored powder on others as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers ( 71 miles) from New Delhi, India , Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Hindu men and a boy from the village of Nangaon are covered in colored powder as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers ( 71 miles) from New Delhi, India , Thursday, March 21, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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Indian students smear each other's faces with colored powder as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at Rabindra Bharati University campus in Kolkata, India, Friday, March 22, 2013. Rabindra Bharati University is founded at the residence of the first Indian Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. AP / Bikas Das
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A student throws flower petals during a performance as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at Rabindra Bharati University campus in Kolkata, India, Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Bikas Das
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An Indian student, face smeared with colored powder, celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at Rabindra Bharati University campus in Kolkata, India, Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Bikas Das
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Indian Hindu devotees smeared with colors sing at the Nandagram temple, famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. D AP / Manish Swarup
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Villagers from Nandgaon throw color water on the villagers from Barsana as they arrive at the Nandagram temple, famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Villagers from Nandgaon throw colored water on the villagers from Barsana as they arrive at the Nandagram temple, famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees smeared with colors play at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees smeared with colors play holy at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon, India, Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees throw colored water onto a foreign tourist at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees smeared with colors watch others dance and play at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees smeared with colors from village Barsana and Nandgaon sing at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Villagers from Nandgaon throw colored water on the villagers from Barsana as they arrive at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees from the villages of Barsana and Nandgaon, soaked in colored waters sing at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees smeared with colors play holy at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees smeared with colors from village Barsana and Nandgaon sing at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Villagers from Nandgaon throw color dye on the villagers from Barsana as they arrive at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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A villager from Barsana smeared with colors arrives at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon, India, Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees smeared with colors sing at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon, India, Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees smeared with colors,sing at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon, India , Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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Indian Hindu devotees smeared with colors, sing at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar Holi festival, in Nandgaon, India, Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Manish Swarup
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In this picture taken Friday, March 22, 2013, Indian Hindu devotees shout at others spraying colored water at the Nandagram Temple famous for Lord Krishna in Nandgaon 120 kilometers (75 miles) from New Delhi, India. AP / Kevin Frayer
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An Indian Hindu devotee covered in color dances as he arrives at the Nandagram Temple famous for Lord Krishna in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India, Friday, March 22, 2013. AP / Kevin Frayer
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A young Hindu priest throws colored powder on devotees inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. Holi, the festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring among other things. AP / Altaf Qadri
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A young Hindu priest throws colored powder on devotees inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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Hindu devotees throw colored powder on each other inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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Hindu devotees are covered with colored powder inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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A Hindu devotee rests his head on a parapet as he prays inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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A child sits on the shoulders of a Hindu devotee inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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Hindu priests spray colored water on devotees inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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A Hindu devotee prostrates amid colors thrown inside Banke Bihari temple as he prays during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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Hindu devotees try to catch offerings thrown by a priest, unseen, inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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A Hindu devotee kneels down for prayers amid colors thrown inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri
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A Hindu priest throws colored water on devotees inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Monday, March 25, 2013. AP / Altaf Qadri

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