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women covered in colorful dust during the Holi festival in Vrindavan, India
April 17, 2016

The Color of Peace

During Holi, the Hindu festival of color, in Vrindavan, India, two elderly women sit serenely, blanketed in the brightly colored powders that are tossed about during the celebrations. Social codes are often relaxed during the festival. “About 5,000 widows live in Vrindavan,” says Your Shot member Tatiana Sharapova. “The society [has slowly changed] its position toward widows, and a couple years ago, they were allowed to [participate in] Holi.”

Sharapova's shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Tatiana Sharapova, National Geographic Your Shot

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