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Originally published Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM

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AP PHOTOS: Images from the Hindu festival of Holi

Hindus are celebrating the festival of Holi by painting each other in bright colors, distributing sweets and squirting water at one another. The holiday celebrated mainly in India and Nepal marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. Bonfires are set on the eve of Holi, and the next day Hindus throw colored dry powder and water in celebration.

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Hindus are celebrating the festival of Holi by painting each other in bright colors, distributing sweets and squirting water at one another. The holiday celebrated mainly in India and Nepal marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. Bonfires are set on the eve of Holi, and the next day Hindus throw colored dry powder and water in celebration.

Here are some images from the festival.

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