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The day in pictures

Indian devotees throw coloured powder during celebrations for Lathmar Holi in Barsana on the outskirts of Mathura in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Lathmar Holi is a local celebration of the Hindu festival of Holi, usually some days ahead of the actual festival – it translates as ‘that Holi in which people hit with sticks”. / AFP PHOTO / STR

The day in pictures

Devotees throw coloured powder during celebrations for Lathmar Holi in Mathura, Indian Navy personnel take part a ceremony for the aircraft carrier INS Viraat on its final day as it is decommissioned in Mumbai, a Union flag and a sign reading Sale on are pictured near the Elizabeth Tower in central London, a television screen shows news coverage of a North Korean rocket launch at Seoul station and more.

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(Photo credits – AFP; compiled by – Parimita barik)