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Dancing for Spring - March 2015
A widow throws flower petals as she, along with others, celebrates Holi, a festival that heralds the beginning of spring and is observed all over India.

Traditionally in Hindu culture widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasures and do not celebrate Holi. But women at this northern Indian shelter for widows who have been abandoned by their families took part in the the celebration that is also known as the Festival of Colours.
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Vrindavan, India
A widow throws flower petals as she, along with others, take part in the Holi celebrations organised by a non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 4, 2015. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrated the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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