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Festival of Colors

I check in on the website The Big Picture religiously (or should I say it checks in with me via my Google Reader.) The site is billed as "News stories in photographs", and the work they post is nothing short of amazing. Not only is the technical photo work top notch, it makes the events/stories/places they cover come to life in a way words could never convey.

Today's submission is coverage of the Holi Festival of Colors in India. From the site:
Last Wednesday (March 11th), people in India and other countries with large Hindu populations celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is celebrated as a welcoming of Spring, and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. What that translates to in action is an enthusiastic dropping of inhibitions, as people chase each other and playfully splash colorful paint, powder and water on each other. People also attend bonfires to commemorate the story of Prahlada, a Hindu figure and devout follower of Lord Vishnu who prevailed over his father and the demoness Holika with the power of his devotion.
Have a look at the photo spread and get inspired.

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