At Mt Abu in Rajasthan, near the border with Gujarat, the Independence Day celebrations were exuberant and colourful. Typical India. I can't imagine anything quite as colourful as this here in Aotearoa... although perhaps if the Indian community were doing the celebrating...
The powder was part of a performance. One of the dancers sprang through the ranks, tossing fingerfuls of powder into the air.
Something of a contrast to the previous photo?
[26 January 2007, Canon 20D, 300 mm f4 L IS, ISO 200, 1/320 at f5.6]
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