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Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors

Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors
This week Hindus around the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, commemorate Krishna's pranks, and allow each other a momentary freedom -- a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance. Gathered here are images of this year's Holi festival from across India. See also India's 'High' Holiday. [24 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Young Indians adorned with colored powder take part in celebrations for the spring festival of Holi in Bhubaneswar on March 16, 2014. A man throws colored powder on a woman during Holi in Mumbai, India, on March 17, 2014. Hindu devotees raise their hands to receive colored holy water from a priest (unseen) outside a temple during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, on March 17, 2014.

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