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Hindu devotees in India are celebrating Holi, the Festival of Colors, which heralds the beginning of spring.

A student reacts as fellow revelers apply colored powder to her face during celebrations for Holi at Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata on March 12.RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI / Reuters
Hindu priests throw colored powder at devotees during Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, on March 13.AHMAD MASOOD / Reuters