Holi festival 2017: Eye-catching photos from India and Bangladesh

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See eye-catching images of the 2017 Holi festival in India and Bangladesh. The Hindu festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring and the end of winter, with people playfully splashing colored powder, paint and water on each other.

An Indian reveler covered with powdered colors celebrates
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An Indian reveler covered with powdered colors celebrates the Holi festival in Bangalore, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017.

A woman reacts after having colored powder smeared
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A woman reacts after having colored powder smeared on her face by a friend friend during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017. Holi marks the welcoming of spring and is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, with people chasing each other and playfully splashing colorful powder, paint and water on each other.

Indian revellers play with colours during celebrations for
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Indian revelers play with colors during celebrations for the Holi festival in Hyderabad on Monday, March 13, 2017.

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Indian heir to the Kalupur Swaminarayan Temple Lalji
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Indian heir to the Kalupur Swaminarayan Temple Lalji Maharaj Shri Vrajendraprasdaji Maharaj sprays Hindu devotees with colored water as they celebrate the Holi festival at the Swaminarayan Temple in Ahmedabad on Monday, March 13, 2017.

An Indian reveler covered with powdered colors celebrates
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An Indian reveler covered with powdered colors celebrates the Holi festival in Bangalore, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017. The Holi festival is celebrated on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna and heralds the onset of the spring season.

Indian revellers play with colours during Holi celebrations
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Indian revelers play with colors during Holi celebrations in Chennai on Monday, March 13, 2017.

An Indian man celebrating the Hindu festival of
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An Indian man celebrating the Hindu festival of Holi dumps a bucket of water onto passengers traveling in an auto rickshaw in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh state on Monday, March 13, 2017.

TOPSHOT - Indian Hindu devotees celebrate Holi, the
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Indian Hindu devotees celebrate Holi, the spring festival of colors, in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh state on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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Indian revellers play with colours during Holi celebrations
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Indian revelers play with colors during Holi celebrations in Chennai on Monday, March 13, 2017.

TOPSHOT - Indian Hindu devotees are sprayed with
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Indian Hindu devotees are sprayed with colored water by heir to the Kalupur Swaminarayan Temple Lalji Maharaj Shri Vrajendraprasdaji Maharaj as they celebrate the Holi festival at the Swaminarayan Temple in Ahmedabad on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Colored powders are thrown in the air during
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Colored powders are thrown in the air during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Bangladeshi students throw coloured powder during Holi celebrations
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Bangladeshi students throw colored powder during Holi celebrations at the Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Indian revellers play with colours during celebrations for
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Indian revelers play with colors during celebrations for the Holi festival in Hyderabad on Monday, March 13, 2017.

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Indian revellers play with colours during Holi celebrations
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Indian revelers play with colors during Holi celebrations in Chennai on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Indians dance as a man sprays colors during
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Indians dance as a man sprays colors during Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017.

An Indian reveller reacts as a friend splashes
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An Indian reveler reacts as a friend splashes colored powder on her during Holi celebrations in Bangalore on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Indian Hindu devotees take part in celebrations for
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Indian Hindu devotees take part in celebrations for the Holi festival at a temple in Siliguri on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Bangladeshi youth throw colored powder during the celebrations
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Bangladeshi youth throw colored powder during the celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday, March 13, 2017.

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An Indian reveler covered with powdered colors celebrates the Holi festival in Bangalore, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017.

A girls picks up colored powder during Holi
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A girls picks up colored powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Indians with faces smeared in color dance during
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Indians with faces smeared in color dance during the Holi celebrations in Gauhati, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017. The festival heralds the arrival of spring.

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A young girl covered with powdered colors plays with a water gun while celebrating the Holi festival in Mumbai, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017.

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An Indian reveler covered with powdered colors celebrates the Holi festival in Bangalore, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017.

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Indian people dance and apply color on each other during a procession as part of the Holi festival in Bhopal, India, on Monday, March 13, 2017.

Vendors prepare plastic bags of colored powder at
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Vendors prepare plastic bags of colored powder at a market stall ahead of Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

Packets of colored powders sit on display at
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Packets of colored powders sit on display at a roadside market stall ahead of Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

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