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Anjalee Khemlani

Leera Patel, of Galloway Township, and her daughter Veera smear red powder on their faces in celebration on Tuesday night.

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GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP -- The chilly evening Tuesday was a far cry from the typical celebration setting for Holi -- the Hindu festival marking the beginning of spring -- but that didn't stop some area Indians from "playing."

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Anjalee Khemlani

Leera Patel, of Galloway Township, and her daughter Veera smear red powder on their faces in celebration on Tuesday night.