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An Indian man dances amid a cloud of colored powder during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. Jerry Vonderhaar, left, comforts Charles Kellogg after severe weather hit the Eagle Point subdivision in Limestone County, Ala. on Friday, March 2, 2012. [...]

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MEN VS. WOMEN
MEN VS. WOMEN: Villagers smeared themselves with color during the Lathmar Holi festival in Barsana, India, Friday. During the festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of the Hindu god Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the legendary hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks when the men try to put color on them. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

IRAN ELECTION
IRAN ELECTION: A woman filled in her ballot during Iran’s parliamentary election at a mosque in southern Tehran Friday. The vote, which will determine which conservative faction dominates the parliament for the next four years, had a relatively lower turnout than usual. (Raheb Homavandi/Reuters)

HUNGER STRIKE
HUNGER STRIKE: Supporters helped South Korean opposition lawmaker Park Sun-young, center, at a protest near the Chinese Embassy in Seoul urging China to stop repatriating North Korean defectors. Ms. Park fainted on the 11th day of her hunger strike over the issue. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)

ALL IN A ROW
ALL IN A ROW: A hostess lined up chairs before a news conference of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Thursday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Zuma Press)

EYE ON THE BALL
EYE ON THE BALL: Lee Westwood of England lined up a putt on the 13th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Friday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

AFFORDABLE VEGETABLES
AFFORDABLE VEGETABLES: Residents crowded around a farmer selling cheap potatoes on the campus of the University of Thessaloniki in Greece Friday. Academic staff and students arranged for a group of farmers to sell products at nearly a third of supermarket prices. (Nikolas Giakoumidis/Associated Press)

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Indian Hindu devotees throughout the world celebrate Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna with enormous zeal and enthusiasm. Children and adults dress as the Hindu God Krishna and his consort Radha in bright, elaborate costumes and jewelry. Human pyramids form to break the 'dahi-handi' or curd pot. The large earthenware pot is filled with milk, curds, butter, honey and fruits and is suspended from a height of 20 - 40 feet. Participants come forward to claim this prize by constructing a human pyramid, enabling the uppermost person to reach the pot and claim its contents. -- Paula Nelson (27 photos total)
An Indian schoolboy is dressed as the Hindu God Krishna. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press)

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What makes this festival so amazing is not just the crowds of people and the color but also that it is taking place in Utah County.

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Every year, Hindus greet the turn of winter into spring with a splash of color -- in some areas, a geyser of color. They call their celebration the festival of Holi, and Hindus across India and throughout the world share prayer, camaraderie, special food, and a general sense of mischief as they douse each other in dyes and colored water. The large festival has roots to many Hindu legends associated with the triumph of good over evil. One of the best-known stories tells the tale of the demoness Holika, who tried to kill Prahlad, the son of the demon king Hiranyakashyap, for refusing to worship his father. Instead, Holika is consumed in flames, which is replayed each year with bonfires and effigies, before the celebrants break out the hues and cries of the festival. - Lloyd Young (43 photos total)
Indians call it "playing colors" a jubilant scrum of horseplay and body painting. In Mumbai, colored powder is the weapon of choice for a pair of girls March 20. (Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press)

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