Every year, Hindus around the world celebrate Holi Festival: the festival of colours. The event attracts many non-Hindus to take part, too, with hundreds of people gathering to throw coloured powder at one another – a tradition supposedly started by Krishna as a young boy when he used to throw paint over the gopis (milkmaids).
The result, of course, is a total, rainbow-coloured mess and makes for some striking photographs. Here are a few of the best photos from Holi Festival 2016.
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