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Holi, the festival of colors

Published 3:24 PM ET, Mon March 13, 2017
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People throw colored powder during Lathmar Holi celebrations in Barsana, India, on Monday, March 6. Lathmar Holi is a local celebration held a few days before the Hindu festival of Holi. Holi marks the welcoming of spring and is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, with people chasing each other and playfully splashing colorful paint, powder and water on each other. STR/AFP/Getty Images
Revelers play with colors during a Holi celebration in Hyderabad, India, on Monday, March 13. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
A man celebrating Holi dumps a bucket of colored water onto people in Mathura, India, on Monday, March 13. -/AFP/Getty Images
People gather in Chennai, India, on Monday, March 13. ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images
Students in Kolkata, India, smear colored powder at an event to celebrate Holi on Tuesday, March 7. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images
Hindu devotees throw colored powder on one another inside a temple in Vrindavan, India, on Wednesday, March 8. Manish Swarup/AP
Students play with colored powder in Kolkata on Sunday, March 12. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images
Flower petals and colored powder are thrown at a temple in Vrindavan on Thursday, March 9. Manish Swarup/AP
A reveler is tossed into the air in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sunday, March 12. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
Indian widows celebrate Holi in Vrindavan on Thursday, March 9. DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images