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Indian women from Barsana village wait with a wooden sticks at the door step of their house for the arrival of villagers from Nandgaon, during the Lathmar Holy festival the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India,Sunday, March 9, 2014. During Lathmar Holi the women of Barsana beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as they depart the town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Indian women from Barsana village wait with a wooden sticks at the door step of their house for the arrival of villagers from Nandgaon, during the Lathmar Holy festival the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India,Sunday, March 9, 2014. During Lathmar Holi the women of Barsana beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as they depart the town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Indian Hindu devotees covered in color dances as they arrive at the Nandagram Temple famous for Lord Krishna during the Lathmar Holy festival in Nandgaon 120 kilometers (75 miles) from New Delhi, India, Monday, March 10, 2014. According to a tradition which has its roots in Hindu mythology, men from nearby Barsana village are soaked in colored water by men and beaten with sticks by women from Nandgaonm as they arrive at Nandgaon, believed to be Lord Krishna’s village. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Hindu men from the village of Nangaon covered with colored powder sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holy festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers ( 71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Sunday, March 9, 2014. During Lathmar Holi the women of Barsana beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as they depart the town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

An Indian girl is smeared her face with color powder as she celebrates the Holi festival in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, March 14, 2014. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Monday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Hindu men from the village of Nangaon throw colored powder on others as they play holi at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana 115 kilometers ( 71 miles) from New Delhi, India, Sunday, March 9, 2014. During Lathmar Holi the women of Barsana beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as they depart the town. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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