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In pictures: India explodes into colour for Holi

March 27, 2013

Indian Border Security Force Soldiers dance in celebration during the Holi festival in Srinagar, Kashmir. Tauseef Mustafa / AFP Photo
Indian Border Security Force Soldiers dance in celebration during the Holi festival in Srinagar, Kashmir. Tauseef Mustafa / AFP Photo
Indian revellers cover each other with colour during the Festival of Colours. Raveendran / AFP Photo
Indian revellers cover each other with colour during the Festival of Colours. Raveendran / AFP Photo
A child at nursery cries after being smeared with natural colours from vegetable paste during Holi celebrations at a city civic school in Mumbai. Indranil Mukherejee / AFP Photo
A child at nursery cries after being smeared with natural colours from vegetable paste during Holi celebrations at a city civic school in Mumbai. Indranil Mukherejee / AFP Photo
Bangalore residents smear each other in a variety of colours. Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna (February or March). Jagadeesh NV / EPA
Bangalore residents smear each other in a variety of colours. Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna (February or March). Jagadeesh NV / EPA
An Indian vendor covered with coloured powder gestures during the festival. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP Photo
An Indian vendor covered with coloured powder gestures during the festival. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP Photo
An Indian youth takes a break from festivities to have a cigarette in a alleyway in New Delhi. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP Photo
An Indian youth takes a break from festivities to have a cigarette in a alleyway in New Delhi. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP Photo
Indians enjoy Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. Channi Anand / AP Photo
Indians enjoy Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. Channi Anand / AP Photo
A woman squints as she looks out from under her veil after being smeared in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in a lane near the Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Vivek Prakash / Reuters
A woman squints as she looks out from under her veil after being smeared in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in a lane near the Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Vivek Prakash / Reuters
Indians celebrate Holi at Laxmi Narayan temple in Amritsar, India. Raminde Pal Singh / EPA
Indians celebrate Holi at Laxmi Narayan temple in Amritsar, India. Raminde Pal Singh / EPA
A boy smeared with colours reacts as another boy pours water on him during Holi celebrations in Chennai. Babu / Reuters
A boy smeared with colours reacts as another boy pours water on him during Holi celebrations in Chennai. Babu / Reuters