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AP PHOTOS: Images from the Hindu festival of Holi

Wednesday - 3/27/2013, 11:32pm  ET

An Indian Hindu widows covers her face as colored powder is thrown in the air during Holi celebrations organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The widows, many of whom at times have lived desperate lives in the streets of the temple town, celebrated the festival for the first time at the century old ashram. After their husband's deaths the women have been banished by their families to the town where devotees believe Lord Krishna was born, for supposedly bringing bad luck. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

The Associated Press

Hindus are celebrating the festival of Holi by painting each other in bright colors, distributing sweets and squirting water at one another. The holiday celebrated mainly in India and Nepal marks the beginning of spring. Bonfires are set on the eve of Holi, and the next day Hindus throw colored dry powder and water in celebration.

Here are some images from the festival.


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