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In photo: Colour wars on Cape Town's Holi day

Holi One festival in South Africa's party town is inspired by the Hindu Holi spring festival

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A woman react inside a cloud of paint powder during the Holi One festival held in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Thousands of people are taking part in the festival by throwing coloured paint powder at each other to express freedom and the colour of everyday life.

Schalk van Zuydam/AP

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A woman blows blue paint powder next to her friend during the Holi One festival held in the city of Cape Town , South Africa, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Thousands of people are taking part in the festival by throwing coloured paint powder at each other to express freedom and the colour of everyday life.

Schalk van Zuydam/AP

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A woman blows blue paint powder on to her friend during the Holi One festival held in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Thousands of people are taking part in the festival by throwing coloured paint powder at each other to express freedom and the colour of everyday life.

Schalk van Zuydam/AP

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People react inside a cloud of paint powder during the Holi One festival held in the city of Cape Town , South Africa, Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Schalk van Zuydam/AP

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A woman’s hands inside a cloud of paint powder during the Holi One festival held in the city of Cape Town , South Africa, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Thousands of people took part in the festival by throwing coloured paint powder at each other to express freedom and the colour of everyday life.

Schalk van Zuydam/AP

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A woman in a cloud of paint powder during the Holi One festival held in the city of Cape Town , South Africa, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Thousands of people took part in the festival by throwing coloured paint powder at each other to express freedom and the colour of everyday life.

Schalk van Zuydam/AP

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People throw paint powder in the air during the Holi One festival held in the city of Cape Town , South Africa, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Thousands of people are taking part in the festival by throwing coloured paint powder at each other to express freedom and the colour of everyday life.

Schalk van Zuydam/AP

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