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May 8, 2018

Breaking Tradition

Breaking with tradition, widows participate in the colorful and joyful celebration of Holi in Vrindāvan, India. Superstition has long taught that widows would bring bad luck to the other celebrants, but at this particular festival, more than 800 widows danced anyway. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Sabbyy Sg, National Geographic Your Shot

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