In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then “beat” them with bamboo sticks called “lathis”. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.
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A group of people pose for pictures with Wayne Garrett and Caitlind Brown of Canada’s light installation “CLOUD” during a media preview of the i Light Marina Bay festival in Singapore March 6, 2014. A total of twenty-eight groups of local and international artists took part in the biennial sustainable light art festival which will run from Friday to March 30 along Marina Bay. REUTERS/Edgar Su
A wet, chilly Mardi Gras kicked off today in New Orleans. Click through for a collection of some of the best images from the celebration.
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Hindu holy man, or sadhu, sits beside a fire after smearing his body with ashes at his ashram on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu February 26, 2014. Hindu holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Shivaratri festival, which this year falls on February 27. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Anti-government protesters pass on rocks as they help comrades to set up a new barricade in central Kiev February 20, 2014. Fresh fighting broke out in central Kiev on Thursday, shattering a truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, as the Russian-backed leader met European ministers demanding he compromise with pro-EU opponents.
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Dramatic ice caves along Lake Superior are accessible by foot for the first time in years, thanks to frigid temperatures in Wisconsin. (Photos credit: Eric Miller/Reuters)
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