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A Hindu devotee looks on in a cloud of coloured powder inside a temple during "Lathmar Holi" at the village of Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In a Holi tradition unique to Barsana and Nandgaon 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.

VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

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Hundreds of Afghans wait to see the holy flag at the Kart-e Sakhi mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan celebrates Nowruz, marking the first day of spring and the beginning of the year on the Iranian calendar.

Anja Niedringhaus/AP

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Palestinian groom Emad al-Malalha, 21, walks with Manal Abu Shanar, 17, his Egyptian bride inside a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Al-Malalha , who said that his bride was not given a permit from Egyptian authorities to enter the Gaza Strip, brought her from neighboring Egypt through a smuggling tunnel to celebrate his wedding in his native Gaza Strip.

IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS

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A bodysurfer punches through a wave at the Ehukai sandbar near the surf break known as 'Pipeline' on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the stage after speaking at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

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Children play on a ferris wheel during a gathering to celebrate the Afghan New Year (Nawroz) in Kabul. Nawroz, also known as Persian New Year, is observed during the March equinox, marking the first day of spring.

MOHAMMAD ISMAIL/REUTERS

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A woman walks past a temple after offering prayer at Thecho in Lalitpur.

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A Hindu devotee pours coloured water on people entering a temple during "Lathmar Holi" at the village of Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In a Holi tradition unique to Barsana and Nandgaon 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.

VIVEK PRAKASH/REUTERS

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An indigenous man smokes a pipe inside the abandoned old Indian museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian Federal Court ruled that indigenous people who have been occupying the building since 2006 have to leave the area because it is next to the Maracana stadium, which will be the site of the final match of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic games. Authorities say the compound must go as the area around the stadium is being transformed into a shopping and sports entertainment hub.

Felipe Dana/AP

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