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Holi, the festival of colors

Updated 7:22 PM ET, Sat March 7, 2015
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Women try to hold wet veils over their faces during the Dadjee ka Huranga festivities in the north Indian town of Baldeo on Saturday, March 7. 'Huranga' is a game played between men and women a day after Holi, during which men drench women with liquid colors and women tear off the clothes of the men. The Holi festival of colors is a Hindu celebration marking the arrival of spring. It is celebrated mainly in India and Nepal. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
Devotees gathered at a temple are smeared with colored powder during Holi celebrations in Kolkata on March 7. Sonali Pal Chaudhury/NurPhoto/ZUMA Wire
An Indian boy slides in the water left after a large crowd of men and women participated in the Dadjee ka Huranga festivities in Baldeo on March 7. ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
A woman shuts her eyes as colored powder is smeared on her face during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, on Friday, March 6. Rajanish Kakade/AP
Water falls on a man dancing during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, on March 6. Anupam Nath/AP
Members of the ethnic Madhesi community celebrate March 6 in Kathmandu, Nepal. NARENDRA SHRESTHA/EPA/LANDOV
A woman's face is covered with colored powder in the Sivasagar district of northeastern India's Assam state on March 6. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images
A teacher throws colored powder on children at a school in Ahmadabad, India, on Thursday, March 5. Ajit Solanki/AP
Widows throw colored powder on a police officer during celebrations at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram in Vrindavan, India, on Tuesday, March 3. Bernat Armangue/AP
Widows celebrate at the Pagal Baba Ashram in Vrindavan on March 3. Shashi Sharma/Barcroft Media/Landov
People celebrate at the Meera Sahabhagini Widow Ashram on March 3. Tsering Topgyal/AP
A widow raises her hands as others throw colored powder on her during celebrations in Vrindavan on March 3. Bernat Armangue/AP
Widows stand covered with colored powder after celebrations March 3 in Vrindavan. Tsering Topgyal/AP