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Thursday March 24, Our World In Pictures

March 24, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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INDIA — Color Descends on Celebrators: Revelers whose faces are coated with colored powder dance during Holi celebrations, or the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad on Thursday. The festival, which is the riotous annual celebration of color, marks the end of winter and the arrival of spring. People armed with water balloons, colored water and powder in multiple hues played Holi by smearing each other’s faces with color.

ISRAEL — Girls Wait for Parade: Girls prepare for the Purim parade festival in Petah Tikva on Thursday. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.

BRUSSELS — People Mourn Attack Victims: People gather at a memorial for victims of attacks in the city on Wednesday. Authorities were searching Wednesday for a top suspect in the country’s deadliest attacks in decades, as the European Union’s capital awoke under guard and with limited public transport after scores were killed and injured in bombings on the city’s airport and a subway station.

VATICAN — Pope Blesses Oil for the Year: Pope Francis blows inside an amphora containing holy oil during a Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday. During the Mass, the Pontiff blesses a token amount of oil that will be used to administer the sacraments for the year.

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