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The face of a widow is seen daubed in colour after she took part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at a widows’ ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 4, 2015. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrated the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. (Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)

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