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In photos: Indians welcome spring with splashes of colour

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An Indian woman shakes her head covered in coloured powder as she celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Mumbai India, Monday, March 17, 2014. The festival heralds the arrival of spring.

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Indians, faces smeared with colored powder, dance during celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Gauhati, India, Monday, March 17, 2014.

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Hindu devotees daubed in colours sit as they sing hymns during Holi celebrations at Shamlal Ji temple in Kolkata March 17, 2014.

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A Hindu woman prays while lying on the floor of a temple during Holi celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 17, 2014.

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An Indian man throws colored powder on another as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Mumbai India, Monday, March 17, 2014.

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People daubed in colours dance as they celebrate Holi in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati March 17, 2014.

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A man reacts to coloured water being splashed over him during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 17, 2014.

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An Indian man dances near a bonfire as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, March 16, 2014

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An Indian boy drags another on the floor of an apartment as they play with colors during the Holi festival in Chennai, India, Sunday, March 16, 2014.

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A boy sits in a plastic container filled with coloured water during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 16, 2014.

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A boy sits under a water tap to wash himself after taking part in Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 16, 2014.

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A boy daubed in coloured powder reacts as other boys spray coloured water on him during Holi celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 16, 2014.

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