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Holi - 09 Mar 2015
A look at the different shades of the Hindu Spring festival, Holi. The colourful festival is celebrated in South Asia as well as by Indian communities around the world.
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4SA15
March 06, 2015
A girl reacts as others apply coloured powder on her while celebrating Holi in Mumbai March 6, 2015....
Mumbai, India
Girl reacts as others apply coloured powder on her while celebrating Holi in Mumbai
A girl reacts as others apply coloured powder on her while celebrating Holi in Mumbai March 6, 2015. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4SB33
March 06, 2015
Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental...
Vrindavan, India
Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation...
Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 6, 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/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-RELIGION
RTR4SAL7
March 06, 2015
People play with tomato pulp as part of the Holi celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad...
Ahmedabad, India
People play with tomato pulp as part of the Holi celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad...
People play with tomato pulp as part of the Holi celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 6, 2015. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated across the country.
REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4SB9U
March 06, 2015
Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental...
Vrindavan, India
Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in Holi celebrations at Vrindavan
Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 6, 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/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4SB5P
March 06, 2015
A widow daubed in colours plays a drum as she attends the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental...
Vrindavan, India
A widow daubed in colours plays a drum during Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation...
A widow daubed in colours plays a drum as she attends the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 6, 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/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NEPAL-RELIGION
RTR4S52T
March 05, 2015
People gather to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu March 5, 2015. Holi heralds the...
Kathmandu, Nepal
People gather to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu
People gather to celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colours, in Kathmandu March 5, 2015. Holi heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4S1KC
March 04, 2015
Widows daubed in colours chant religious hymns as they part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental...
Vrindavan, India
Widows daubed in colours chant religious hymns as they part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental...
Widows daubed in colours chant religious hymns as they part in the Holi celebrations organised by 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)
INDIA-CULTURE/
RTR4RV33
March 03, 2015
People daubed in colours take part in the Holi celebrations at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state...
Vrindavan, India
People daubed in colours take part in the Holi celebrations at Vrindavan
People daubed in colours take part in the Holi celebrations at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 3, 2015. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY RELIGION)
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4S1I9
March 04, 2015
A widow throws flower petals as she, along with others, take part in the Holi celebrations organised...
Vrindavan, India
A widow throws flower petals as she, along with others, take part in the Holi celebrations organised...
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)
INDIA-CULTURE/
RTR4RUW3
March 03, 2015
Widows daubed in colours take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation...
Vrindavan, India
Widows daubed in colours take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation...
Widows daubed in colours take part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 3, 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/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4S1KS
March 04, 2015
The face of a widow is seen daubed in colour after she took part in the Holi celebrations organised by...
Vrindavan, India
The face of a widow daubed in colour after she took part in Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental...
The face of a widow is seen daubed in colour after she took part in the Holi celebrations organised by 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 ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA-CULTURE/
RTR4RUWE
March 03, 2015
Widows daubed in colours watch during Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh...
Vrindavan, India
Widows daubed in colours watch during Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh...
Widows daubed in colours watch during Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 3, 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/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA-RELIGION
RTR4RR85
March 02, 2015
A student of Rabindra Bharati University reacts as her fellow student throws coloured powder on her face...
Kolkata, India
Student of Rabindra Bharati University reacts as her fellow student throws coloured powder on her face...
A student of Rabindra Bharati University reacts as her fellow student throws coloured powder on her face during celebrations for Holi in Kolkata March 2, 2015. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION EDUCATION ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA-RELIGION
RTR4RN8R
March 01, 2015
People spray coloured foam on women as they walk in a lane near the Bankey Bihari temple during Holi...
Vrindavan, India
People spray coloured foam on women as they walk in a lane near the Bankey Bihari temple during Holi...
People spray coloured foam on women as they walk in a lane near the Bankey Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 1, 2015. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
INDIA-RELIGION
RTR4RNB8
March 01, 2015
A woman covers herself as people throw coloured powder on her inside the Bankey Bihari temple during...
Vrindavan, India
A woman covers herself as people throw coloured powder on her inside the Bankey Bihari temple during...
A woman covers herself as people throw coloured powder on her inside the Bankey Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 1, 2015. 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 ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
INDIA-CULTURE/
RTR4RKDK
February 28, 2015
Men daubed in colours sing religious songs as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern...
NANDGAON, India
Men daubed in colours sing religious songs as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon
Men daubed in colours sing religious songs as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, February 28, 2015. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis". Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-RELIGION
RTR4RN8Y
March 01, 2015
Hindu devotees wait to go inside the Bankey Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, in the...
Vrindavan, India
Hindu devotees wait to go inside the Bankey Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan
Hindu devotees wait to go inside the Bankey Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 1, 2015. 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 ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
INDIA-CULTURE/
RTR4RKFK
February 28, 2015
Men daubed in colours stand after celebrating "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian state...
NANDGAON, India
Men daubed in colours stand after celebrating "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon
Men daubed in colours stand after celebrating "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, February 28, 2015. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis". Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA-CULTURE/
RTR4RKEX
February 28, 2015
A man throws coloured water as he celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian state...
NANDGAON, India
A man throws coloured water as he celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon
A man throws coloured water as he celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, February 28, 2015. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis". Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA-CULTURE/
RTR4RG7U
February 27, 2015
Men are seen covered in coloured powder as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at Barsana in the northern Indian...
Barsana, India
Men are seen covered with coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Barsana
Men are seen covered in coloured powder as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, February 27, 2015. In a Holi tradition unique to Barsana, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis". Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-CULTURE/
RTR4RKEI
February 28, 2015
People throw coloured powder as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian state...
NANDGAON, India
People throw coloured powder as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon
People throw coloured powder as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, February 28, 2015. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis". Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA-CULTURE/
RTR4RG8B
February 27, 2015
A man daubed in colours sings religious songs as he celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at Barsana in the northern...
Barsana, India
A man daubed in colours sings religious songs as he celebrates Lathmar Holi at Barsana
A man daubed in colours sings religious songs as he celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, February 27, 2015. In a Holi tradition unique to Barsana, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis". Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-CULTURE/
RTR4RKFF
February 28, 2015
A boy with his turban daubed in colours celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian...
NANDGAON, India
A boy with his turban daubed in colours celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon
A boy with his turban daubed in colours celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, February 28, 2015. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called "lathis". Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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