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Festival of Colors

India TV News Desk [ Published on: February 28, 2010 0:00 IST ]
  • A tourist smeared with colors shoots photographs of children celebrating Holi, the Indian festival of colors, in Calcutta, India, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    A tourist smeared with colors shoots photographs of children celebrating Holi, the Indian festival of colors, in Calcutta, India, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • girls smeared with colors smile as they celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors, in Calcutta, India, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    girls smeared with colors smile as they celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors, in Calcutta, India, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • boys smeared with colors celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors, in Calcutta, India, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    boys smeared with colors celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors, in Calcutta, India, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • woman smeared with colors smiles as she celebrates Holi, the Indian festival of colors, in Calcutta, India, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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    woman smeared with colors smiles as she celebrates Holi, the Indian festival of colors, in Calcutta, India, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • Girl reacts as others throw color powder at her as part of celebrating Holi in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, Feb .27, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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    Girl reacts as others throw color powder at her as part of celebrating Holi in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, Feb .27, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

  • Children pour colored water on each other as they celebrate Holi, the festival of colors in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of Spring. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Children pour colored water on each other as they celebrate Holi, the festival of colors in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of Spring. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Men wearing ox's horns revel as they celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of Spring. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Men wearing ox's horns revel as they celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of Spring. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Men wearing ox's horns pose for a photographer as they celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of Spring. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Men wearing ox's horns pose for a photographer as they celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors in Allahabad, India, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. The festival also marks the coming of Spring. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Schoolchildren smear a classmate with colors as they celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Schoolchildren smear a classmate with colors as they celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Students dance and spray water and colors as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors in Allahabad, India,Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. The Hindu religious festival of Holi is traditionally celebrated by people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Students dance and spray water and colors as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors in Allahabad, India,Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. The Hindu religious festival of Holi is traditionally celebrated by people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • A young Naga Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, walks towards his camp during months long Hindu festival Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar, India,Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. The festival, which is celebrated every three years, and rotates among four Indian holy cities is expected to attract more than 10 million people (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    A young Naga Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, walks towards his camp during months long Hindu festival Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar, India,Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. The festival, which is celebrated every three years, and rotates among four Indian holy cities is expected to attract more than 10 million people (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Indian security personnel belonging to the Rapid Action Force, in blue, stand guard as naked Hindu holy men take out a procession as part of monthslong Hindu festival Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar, India, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. The festival, which is celebrated every three years, and rotates among four Indian holy cities is expected to attract more than 10 million people. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Indian security personnel belonging to the Rapid Action Force, in blue, stand guard as naked Hindu holy men take out a procession as part of monthslong Hindu festival Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar, India, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010. The festival, which is celebrated every three years, and rotates among four Indian holy cities is expected to attract more than 10 million people. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Men daubed in coloured powder celebrate the Lathmar Holi, also known as the festival of colours, at Nandgaon village near Mathura on Friday
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    Men daubed in coloured powder celebrate the Lathmar Holi, also known as the festival of colours, at Nandgaon village near Mathura on Friday

  • The men don't seem to mind their clothes being covered in the colours
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    The men don't seem to mind their clothes being covered in the colours

  • The Holi festival is part of a welcoming of spring
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    The Holi festival is part of a welcoming of spring

  • A woman with a bamboo stick, or lathi, pretends to beat a man, who is protecting himself with a shield. Legend has it that Radha beat Krishna out of anger that he was not living with her
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    A woman with a bamboo stick, or lathi, pretends to beat a man, who is protecting himself with a shield. Legend has it that Radha beat Krishna out of anger that he was not living with her

  • The Lathmar Holi was being celebrated in villages across India today, as thousands of men and women showered themselves in brilliantly coloured powders and millions of flower petals.
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    The Lathmar Holi was being celebrated in villages across India today, as thousands of men and women showered themselves in brilliantly coloured powders and millions of flower petals.

  • 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)
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    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)

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