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Bindi Kumar, right, photo bombs Chu Wu and Rishi Patel's picture during the Holi Festival of Color organized by Ohio University's Indian Students Association held on Saturday, March 15.

Bindi Kumar, right, photo bombs Chu Wu and Rishi Patel's picture during the Holi Festival of Color organized by the University's Indian Students Association on Saturday, March 15. The festival is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many part of South Asia, as well as people of other communities. (Photos courtesy of Jon Adams)

A cloud of organic color called gulal surounds Reetobrata Basu.

A cloud of organic color called gulal surounds Reetobrata Basu. The festival marks the end of winter and the abundance of the upcoming spring harvest season.

Friends (from left) Tshepang Mogwera, Kombe Kapatamoyo, Emma Bryce and Vicki Wijaya pose for a photograph.

Friends (from left) Tshepang Mogwera, Kombe Kapatamoyo, Emma Bryce and Vicki Wijaya pose for a photograph.

Subhabrata Ghoshal looks for his next target. The event is celebrated each year after the full moon in March.

Subhabrata Ghoshal looks for his next target. The event is celebrated each year after the full moon in March.

Ohio University students gather to celebrate the Holi Festival of Color. The traditional Indian festival is to celebrate harmony and unity through diversity and commemorates the victory of good over evil.

Ohio University students gather to celebrate the Holi Festival of Color. The traditional Indian festival is to celebrate harmony and unity through diversity and commemorates the victory of good over evil.

Varun Reddy covers Sneha Pandya in blue powder during the traditional Indian celebration.

Varun Reddy covers Sneha Pandya in blue powder during the traditional Indian celebration.

Vicki Wijiya spreads colored powered on participants in the Holi Festival of Color at Ohio University on Saturday, March 15.

Vicki Wijiya spreads colored powered on participants in the Holi Festival of Color at Ohio University on Saturday, March 15.

Ohio University students gather to celebrate the Holi Festival of Color. Holi got its name as the "Festival of Colors" from Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who liked to play pranks on the village girls by drenching them in water and colors.

Ohio University students gather to celebrate the Holi Festival of Color. Holi got its name as the "Festival of Colors" from Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who liked to play pranks on the village girls by drenching them in water and colors.

Hashim Pastun, gets coated in color powder by Kombe Kapatamoyo (center) and Vicki Wijaya.

Hashim Pastun, gets coated in color powder by Kombe Kapatamoyo (center) and Vicki Wijaya.