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IMAGES: How the world embraces spring season

Last updated on: March 23, 2011 10:43 IST

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The most memorable part of the year is here, and the world is rejoicing, and how. Rediff.com presents a bouquet of scintillating images as the world celebrates the arrival of the spring season in their own beautiful ways.

Children celebrate Holi, the festival of colours, at a school in Ahmedabad

Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

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A man smeared with abeer makes a funny face during Phagwa celebrations at the Savannah in Arranguez, Trinidad and Tobago

Photograph: Andrea De Silva/Reuters



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Demonstrators gather around a bonfire to celebrate Newroz in Ankara, Turkey. Newroz, which means 'new day' in Kurdish, marks the arrival of spring and is also celebrated in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Tajikistan.

Newroz has long served as a rallying cry for Kurdish nationalism and public celebrations were illegal in Turkey until 2000, when fighting between security forces and separatist guerrillas fell sharply.

Photograph: Reuters



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Pro-Kurdish demonstrators attend a rally to celebrate Newroz in Istanbul, Turkey

Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters



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Border Security Force soldiers apply abeer to their colleague's face as they celebrate Holi at a camp in Humhama, Jammu and Kashmir

Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters



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An effigy burns during the finale of the Fallas festival, which welcomes spring and honours Saint Joseph's Day, in Valencia, Spain.

Fallas are giant elaborate sculptures and effigies made of wood and plastic which are burned at the end of the week-long spectacle of processions, fireworks, music and dancing.

Photograph: Heino Kalis/Reuters



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Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as part of Navruz, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, celebrations in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek

Considered Kyrgyzstan's national sport, Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent's goal. 

Photograph: Vladimir Pirogov/Reuters



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People apply abeer to a woman's face as they celebrate Holi in Ahmedabad

Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters



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People raise their arms towards the sun while standing in front of the Pyramid of the Sun in the pre-hispanic city of Teotihuacan on the outskirts of Mexico City.

Thousands of Mexicans and tourist gather in Teotihuacan every year to welcome the spring equinox.  

Photograph: Claudia Daut/Reuters



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A woman leads a prayer near the Pyramid of the Sun in the pre-hispanic city of  Teotihuacan

Photograph: Claudia Daut/Reuters



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An actor in traditional costume performs during a ceremony adapted from an ancient Qing Dynasty tradition where emperors offered prayers to the sun, at the Temple of the Sun in Ritan Park, central Beijing.

According to organisers, the ceremony is held on Chunfen, also known as the vernal equinox,  which falls on March 21 this year according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters



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A man pours abeer on another man during Phagwa celebrations at the Savannah in Arranguez,Trinidad and Tobago

Photograph: Andrea De Silva/Reuters



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A boy has his face painted to celebrate the Holi festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters



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