08 March 2012 11:52 | By Antony Bennison
Week in pictures: 9th March 2012

Uttar Pradesh



A man daubed in coloured powder sings a hymn at a temple during Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called lathis. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. (© Adnan Abidi/Reuters)
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  • A man daubed in coloured powder sings a hymn at a temple during Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called lathis. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. (© Adnan Abidi/Reuters)
  • Spiders are seen in their webs spun round dry sticks on a bush next to flood waters in Wagga Wagga. Floods across eastern Australia forced more than 13,000 people to evacuate their homes on Tuesday after record-high summer rains drenched three states over the past week, swelling rivers and forcing dams to overflow. (© Daniel Munoz/Reuters)
  • A wider shot showing a house surrounded by the spiderwebs next to flood waters in Wagga Wagga. (© Daniel Munoz/Reuters)
  • Miranda Middleton of Australia competes in the 3000 Metres Open Women during day one of the Melbourne Track Classic/IAAF World Challenge event at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. (© Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
  • A model backstage at the Vanessa Bruno Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on at Palais de Chaillot in France. (© Jamie A Cowan/Getty Images)
  • William H Macy And wife Felicity Huffman are honoured with stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in California. (© Albert L Ortega/Getty Images)
  • A boy gets his head shaved by a Buddhist monk as he is sent by his family to live the life of a monk for seven days as part of a ritual in Yangon. Boys between the ages of 7 and 18 in Myanmar are traditionally sent by their family to experience the life of a monk for a short span of time. (© Reuters)
  • People enjoy a ride on a swing carousel at Prague's traditional amusement park at Holesovice fairground. (© David W Cerny/Reuters)
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A man daubed in coloured powder sings a hymn at a temple during Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women who then "beat" them with bamboo sticks called lathis. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

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