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a man in a crowd during Holi in India
June 3, 2016

Faith and Frolic

Amid a throng of energetic revelers, a man looks upward at a Holi celebration in India. “The unifying [festival of color] is a celebration of love and the arrival of spring,” photographer Claudio Ceriali writes. Unifying indeed—social restrictions are often set aside during the Hindu holiday, as men and women, rich and poor, young and old celebrate side by side.

This photograph was submitted to the 2016 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.

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Photograph by Claudio Ceriali, National Geographic Your Shot

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