March 17, 2014 2:49 PM EDT

Indian revelers marked Holi, the annual Spring festival of color with joyous celebrations across the country and amongst communities in the diaspora. In addition to certain Hindu ceremonial rites, the holiday is marked by raucous, mass gatherings where revelers douse each other with colored powder and water.

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