Dazzling colors at Holi mark return of spring

Published 11:10 PM ET, Thu March 5, 2015
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Tossing petals and colorful ink into the air, Indian revellers mark the beginning of spring during the Holi festival, which takes place after the first full moon every March. This year, the celebration begins March 6. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty
In India, the streets are completely packed by moving, shuffling bodies. It's hard to stay in one place for more than a minute. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty
The roads themselves are transformed into a work of art. roberto schmidt/afp/getty
Mohd Shiraz has been selling colored ink for the last 35 years. "No one has ever asked me my name, it is the color that they want," he says. omar khan/cnn
It's not just about ink: You can also soak your friends with a stylish Modi-themed water gun. omar khan/cnn