'Vermilion spring'

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Nepalese youths play traditional music during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA

Nepalese youths play traditional music during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA

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Nepalese devotees, covered in color vermilion powder, beat drums and dance as they carry palanquins with deities during Sindur Jatra festival in Thimi, on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal. Sindur Jatra, or Vemillion Powder Festival, is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)

Nepalese devotees, covered in color vermilion powder, beat drums and dance as they carry palanquins with deities during Sindur Jatra festival in Thimi, on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal. Sindur Jatra, or Vemillion Powder Festival, is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi)

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Nepalese revellers smear each others face with vermillion powder during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA

Nepalese revellers smear each others face with vermillion powder during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA

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Nepalese revellers carry chariots of Hindu gods and goddesses during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA

Nepalese revellers carry chariots of Hindu gods and goddesses during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA

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Nepalese youths play traditional music during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA

Nepalese youths play traditional music during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA

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Nepalese youths play traditional music during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA

Nepalese youths play traditional music during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA

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Nepalese devotees smeared with vermilion powder participate in Sindur Jatra festival in Thimi, on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal. Sindur Jatra, or Vemillion Powder Festival, is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepalese devotees smeared with vermilion powder participate in Sindur Jatra festival in Thimi, on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal. Sindur Jatra, or Vemillion Powder Festival, is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Nepalese revellers throw vermillion powder during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu on April 14, 2012. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA

Nepalese revellers throw vermillion powder during The Bisket Jatra Festival at Thimi on the outskirts of Kathmandu on April 14, 2012. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA

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Nepalese devotees throw vermilion powder on each other during Sindur Jatra festival in Thimi, on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal. Sindur Jatra Festival, is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepalese devotees throw vermilion powder on each other during Sindur Jatra festival in Thimi, on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal. Sindur Jatra Festival, is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

UPDATED ON APR 14, 2012 09:38 PM IST
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