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Richmond Hill doused with color during this year’s Holi celebration

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Kesho Dukhram dances with his powder. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Navin Dass (c.) portrays Lord Krishna. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Shivani Persaud (r.), 10, douses Nashawa Singh, 11, with powder. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Nadia and Angelina Lalchant look colorful after their performance. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Dancers from Antya Tilakam of Ozone Park take a bow. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Danny Ledra (c.) puts dye on Devin Basgopaul (l.) as Crystal Sukhwa gets ready. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Danny Ledra (c.) dances with fellow performers on stage. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Crystal Sukhwa (r.) covers Kavita Mootoo with color. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Urvashie Kissoon takes the stage. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Participants dress as various deities in the Hindu religion. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Kavita Mootoo is covered with powder. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Rajpatty Mohabir of South Ozone Park dances. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Bibi Nazir of Astoria is decorated during the parade. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Alyssa Droopad, originally from Richmond Hill, takes the stage following the annual Phagwah parade, which celebrates the start of spring. Photo by Christina Santucci
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People are covered with powder in the park. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Confetti covers the ground. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Elijah Jones, 9 months, is speckled with dye. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Women throw confetti in the air. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Hundreds of people are covered with powder. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Jesse (l.) and Guitri Deibert watch the parade. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Participants dress as various deities in the Hindu religion. Photo by Christina Santucci
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Comptroller John Liu (r.) marches with Rudrawattee Ramgoolam, consul general of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Photo by Christina Santucci

Thousands celebrated the Hindu holiday of Phagwah, which marks the start of spring.

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