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Tuesday 2 September 2014

In Pictures: Hindu festival of colours

Indian Hindu children play in a pool of colored water at the end of Holi celebrations, the Hindu festival of colors, at the Baldev Temple in Dauji, 180 kilometers (113 miles) south of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The Baldev Temple is known for a ritual where the women playfully hit men with whips made of cloth as men throw buckets of water mixed with orange dye. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Indian Hindu children play in a pool of colored water at the end of Holi celebrations, the Hindu festival of colors, at the Baldev Temple in Dauji, 180 kilometers (113 miles) south of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The Baldev Temple is known for a ritual where the women playfully hit men with whips made of cloth as men throw buckets of water mixed with orange dye. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Indian women smear colors on their faces as they celebrate "Holi," a festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival heralds the arrival of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Indian women smear colors on their faces as they celebrate "Holi," a festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival heralds the arrival of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Nepalese people celebrate Holi, the festival of colors with colored powder at the Basantapur Durbar Square, in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival also marks the advent of spring. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepalese people celebrate Holi, the festival of colors with colored powder at the Basantapur Durbar Square, in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival also marks the advent of spring. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

People celebrate "Holi," a festival of colours, in India. The festival heralds the arrival of spring.

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