Indian mourners perform an upbeat cremation ritual

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Mourners in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh threw the ashes of dead bodies over each other as part of a cremation ceremony called Holi on Tuesday. Attendees of the Holi celebrations in the town of Varanasi sang and danced, flinging ashes up in the air to pay their respects to the dead and their families.The city is well known for its celebrations of life and death and is considered as the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism.