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Colorful celebrations mark Nepalese new year

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People throw vermillion powder on one another to celebrate the Nepali New Year, lso known as "Sindoor Jatra" at Thimi, near Kathmandu, Nepal on April 15.

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Nepalese people sing and dance to traditional music and smear vermillion powder as they carry chariots of Hindu gods and goddesses during the Bisket Jatra festival in Thimi, in the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 15. The traditional Bisket Jatra festival is celebrated during the Nepali New Year.

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

People throw vermillion powder on one another and play traditional drums to celebrate the Nepali New Year in Kathmandu on April 15.

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Local residents watch as chariots pass during the Bisket Jatra festival in Thimi, in the outskirts of Kathmandu, on April 15.

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