Festival of Colours in India

21:14, Mar 11 2014
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Hindu devotees throw coloured powder at each other as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at the village of Barsana.
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A Hindu devotee with her face daubed in colours looks on while taking part during "Lathmar Holi".
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In a Holi tradition unique to Barsana and Nandgaon villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis".
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A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, is seen covered with coloured powder at a temple during "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Men drag a boy to the ground to cover him in red coloured water.
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Girls covered with coloured powder and water shiver from cold as they stand inside a temple.
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A man daubed in coloured powder poses for a picture at a temple during "Lathmar Holi" at village Nandgaon.
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People dance as others spray coloured water on them.
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A Hindu woman is seen covered with coloured powder at a temple during "Lathmar Holi".
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A veiled Hindu woman holds a bamboo stick as she celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

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