Holi

Indian revellers take part in the game of 'Huranga' at The Dauji Temple in Mathura, some 100kms south of New Delhi on March 18, 2014. 'Huranga' is a game played between men and women a day after Holi, the festival of colours, during which men drench women with liquid colours and women tear off the clothes of the men.

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Indian revellers take part in the game of Huranga at The Dauji Temple in Mathura, some 100km south of New Delhi, on Tuesday. Huranga is a game played between men and women a day after Holi, the festival of colours, during which men drench women with liquid colours and women tear off the clothes of the men.

A Sikh warrior, wearing a huge turban attends the annual fair of 'Hola Mohalla' in Anandpur Sahib, in the northern Indian state of Punjab, Monday, March 17, 2014. Believers from various parts of northern India collect at the religious fair to celebrate the festival of Holi in a tradition set by the tenth Sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh in the seventeenth century. Nihangs, or Sikh warriors, display their martial skills and attire during the fair, believed to be maintained in the exact tradition as set by the Guru. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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A Sikh warrior attends the annual fair of Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib, in the northern Indian state of Punjab. Believers from across northern India celebrate the festival of Holi in a tradition set by the tenth Sikh, guru Guru Gobind Singh, in the 17th century. Read more

A girl sits on her father's shoulders cheers as she and others daubed in colours dance while celebrating Holi in Guwahati...A girl sits on her father's shoulders cheers as she and others daubed in colours dance while celebrating Holi in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati March 17, 2014. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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A girl and her father dance as they celebrate Holi in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over IndiaRead more

Students apply coloured power onto their teacher's head during Holi celebrations at a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 14, 2014. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

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Students apply coloured powder onto their teacher’s head during Holi celebrations at a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India

A Hindu priest throws coloured powder and garlands at the devotees during Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan...A Hindu priest (L) throws coloured powder and garlands at the devotees during Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, March 13, 2014. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

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A Hindu priest throws coloured powder and garlands at devotees during Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India Read more

An Indian Hindu devotee performs with fi...An Indian Hindu devotee performs with fire as he participates in a procession ahead of the Holi festival in Amritsar on March 12, 2014. Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colours is observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month and will be celebrated on March 16 this year. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian Hindu devotee participates in a procession ahead of the Holi festival in Amritsar. Holi, the popular Hindu spring festival of colours, is observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month and will be celebrated on March 16 this year. Read more