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India erupts in colors as Hindus celebrate Holi

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Indian children throw colored powder in the air during Holi festival celebrations in Chennai, India.
(ARUN SANKAR / AFP/Getty Images)

Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, celebrates the end of winter and marks the victory of good over evil. Revelers celebrate by dancing and throwing colorful powders and dyed water at each other.

Hindu devotees dance as colored powder and flowers are thrown on them during a Holi festival celebration at the Lord Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad, India. (Ajit Solanki / Associated Press)

Indians play with colored water during Holi festivities in Allahabad, India. (Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press)
Revelers smear colored powder on a woman during celebrations marking Holi in Mumbai, India. (Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press)
Revelers smear colored powder on a woman during celebrations marking Holi in Mumbai, India. (Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press)
Revelers smear colored powder on a woman during celebrations marking Holi in Mumbai, India. (DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPA / REX / Shutterstock)
(Rajesh Kumar Singh; Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press; Divyakant Solanki / EPA/Shutterstock)

Top left, Indians play with colored water during Holi festivities in Allahabad, India. In Mumbai, Revelers smear colored powder on a woman during celebrations marking Holi.

An Indian Holi reveler in Mumbai, India. (Divyakant Solanki EPA/Shutterstock)

Parting shot

Colored powder covers the face of a Holi reveler in Hyderabad, India. (Mahesh Kumar A. / Associated Press)

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