The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival officially kicks off this week in Washington D.C.
In 1912, the Mayor of Tokyo, Yukio Ozaki, gave a gift of 3,000 cherry trees to strengthen the friendship of the United States and Japan.
On March 17, 2003 President Bush spoke to the United States and the world from the White House on national television. On that night, President Bush gave Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave Iraq or face a war with the U.S. and its allies. On March 19, 2003 a multinational force led by the United States and the United Kingdom began the invasion and the Iraq War had begun. Six years later, we take a look back at the major events that shaped this war from the capture of Saddam Hussein, to the battles in Fallujah and the Protests back home. Each gallery presents the top photos of the year captured by UPI photographers beginning in March of 2003 and ending today. [Part 1 is 11 Pages - 60 Images]
Holi, also called the Festival of Colors, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India, and many other countries around the world.
Holi, is celebrated by people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. Bonfires are lit the day before, also known as Holika Dahan (death of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi).
Holi is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalugna which usually falls in the later part of February or March. In 2009, Holi (Dhulandi) is on 11th March. [30 PICS]
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