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AP PHOTOS: Hindu festival draws Mormon crowds

Tens of thousands of revelers are gathering at a Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah, for the annual two-day festival of colors.

However, the large majority of participants are not Hindus, but Mormons. Thousands of students from nearby Brigham Young University come to take part in a festival that is free of drugs and alcohol. The event stems from a Hindu tradition celebrating the end of winter and the triumph of good over evil.

Revelers dance to music and partake in yoga during the all-day Holi Festival of Colors, throwing colored corn starch in the air once every hour. Here are some images from the event:

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