02/03/2018 10:47 GMT | Updated 02/03/2018 11:51 GMT

How To Celebrate Holi Festival 2018: The Best Images From Around The World

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The UK might be stuck under inches of snow, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world isn’t ushering in spring, as people are celebrating Holi festival in style.

A traditionally Hindu festival, Holi - known as the ‘festival of colours’ - takes place every year at locations across the globe, put is particularly widespread on the Indian subcontinent.

In more recent years the festival has grown in popularity with non-Hindus due to the vibrant colourful nature and the spreading of coloured paints and powders.

Here are some of the best photographs from 2018.

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    Uttar Pradesh, India, February 27, 2018.
  • Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters
    Kolkata, India March 2, 2018. 
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    Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India, February 26, 2018. 
  • Amit Dave / Reuters
    Ahmedabad, India, March 1, 2018. 
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    Kolkata, India, February 26, 2018. 
  • Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters
    Kolkata, India, March 1, 2018. 
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    Indian Border Security Force soldiers dance at a camp in Humhama, March 2, 2018. 
  • Adnan Abidi / Reuters
    A widow daubed in colours, Uttar Pradesh, India, February 27, 2018. 
  • Adnan Abidi / Reuters
    Uttar Pradesh, India, February 27, 2018. 
  • Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters
    Kolkata, India, February 28, 2018. 
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    Ghaziabad, India, March 1, 2018. 
  • Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters
    Kolkata, India February 27, 2018. 
  • Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters
    Bhaktapur, Nepal, March 1, 2018. 
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    Chennai on March 2, 2018. 
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    Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 1, 2018. 
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    Kolkata, India, on March 1, 2018. 
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     Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 1, 2018. 
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    Chennai on March 2, 2018. 
  • Amit Dave / Reuters
    Ahmedabad, India, March 1, 2018.
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    New Delhi, India.