Nepal: Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
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'Covered in red powder.'

	On the second day of the Nepalese New Year people in Thimi throw clouds of brilliant orange-red powder over themselves, friends, neighbours and the gods that are carried through the town in palanquins. For to drown one's fellows in vermilion powder is a token of respect, just as it honours the gods and goddesses. Photo Paul Smit.