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AP PHOTOS: Images from the Hindu festival of Holi

Thursday - 3/28/2013, 6:01am  ET

Indian men smear colors on each other's faces as they celebrate Holi in New Delhi, India , Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring among other things.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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 and the triumph of good over evil. 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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