A Sikh warrior attends the annual fair of Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib, in the northern Indian state of Punjab. Believers from across northern India celebrate the festival of Holi in a tradition set by the tenth Sikh, guru Guru Gobind Singh, in the 17th century.
Even Muslims in Bangladesh are celebrating it. It has become detached from religion: like the Iranian Nowruz. No doubt the Islamists are ignoring it.
Revellers were celebrating the festival of Holi by covering themselves and others in paint. Holi, the Festival of Colours, is a Hindu tradition observed at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month.