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PHOTO Album: The colours of Holi

Last updated on: March 21, 2011 08:34 IST

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Revellers, with their clothes dyed in myriad hues, thronged lanes and bylanes dancing to the accompaniment of drums as gusto and bonhomie marked the Holi festival.

Coverage: Rang Barse 

Forgetting all rancour and old grievances, people from all walks of life exchanged hugs and embraces wishing "Happy Holi" as unseen hands squirted them with a well-timed coloured water spray.

The spirit of jollity reigned supreme as politicians and commoners mingled with each other on the occasion. Water-filled balloons were hurtled down from rooftops and balconies as cries of Holi hai reverberated the streets which presented a riot of colours.

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Image: People apply coloured powder to a woman's face as they celebrate Holi
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters
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A girl reacts as she is smothered in coloured powder while celebrating Holi in Hyderabad


Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters
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The young and the old splashed colours on each other with religious songs in the background adding to the perfect ambience


Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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A woman laughs as she is drenched in water after having coloured powders applied to her face in Hyderabad


Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters
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Colourful Rangoli patterns were drawn at the entrance of houses as the scent of sweet delicacies, cooked up on the occasion, wafted through the air.


Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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People smeared with coloured powder celebrate the festival of colours, at a university in Kolkata


Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
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People with their faces covered in coloured powder squint as more powder is thrown on them as they celebrate Holi at a college in Chandigarh


Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters
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A bucket of coloured water is poured over a girl by her friends in a Mumbai suburb


Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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A man poses for a photograph while his friend wipes his cheek in coloured powder in Chennai


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People apply powder with colours to each other's faces as they celebrate Holi in Agartala


Photographs: Jayanta Dey/Reuters
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Border Security Force soldiers celebrate Holi in a camp in Humhama, Kashmir


Photographs: Danish Ismail/Reuters
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People react after getting splashed by a bucket of water while celebrating Holi


Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
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A boy runs as his friend tries to hit him with a water balloon during the Holi festival


Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
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