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Kolkata: Indian students play with coloured powders as they celebrate ‘holi’ or the ‘festival of colours’ during a special function in Kolkata.

Photos: How the world celebrates the festival of colors

Not only in India, an array of colours have taken across the world as it celebrates the festival of Holi. Holi, a traditional Hindu festival, celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil. It is best known around the world for the powder that revelers throw on each other, leaving festival goers coated in colour by the end of the day. Although the festival originated in India and is still widely celebrated there as a religious festival, it has been adopted in many places around the world. Here’s a look!

(Image credits – AFP; story – The Telegraph)

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