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Celebrating Diwali

A boy lights a firecracker while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A boy lights a firecracker while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A boy lights a firecracker while celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Participants light earthen oil lamps on the banks of the Sarayu river in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records for the largest display of oil lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ayodhya in the northern state of Utar Pradesh, India. 


REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Participants light earthen oil lamps on the banks of the Sarayu river in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records for the largest display of oil lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ayodhya in the northern state of Utar...more

Participants light earthen oil lamps on the banks of the Sarayu river in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records for the largest display of oil lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ayodhya in the northern state of Utar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar
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Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Light illuminates marigold flowers, used to make garlands and offer prayers, for the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. 


REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Light illuminates marigold flowers, used to make garlands and offer prayers, for the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Light illuminates marigold flowers, used to make garlands and offer prayers, for the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Indian businessmen pray in front of their record-keeping books as part of a ritual to worship the Hindu deity of wealth goddess Lakshmi on Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ahmedabad, India. 

REUTERS/Amit Dave

Indian businessmen pray in front of their record-keeping books as part of a ritual to worship the Hindu deity of wealth goddess Lakshmi on Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Indian businessmen pray in front of their record-keeping books as part of a ritual to worship the Hindu deity of wealth goddess Lakshmi on Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ahmedabad, India. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A man lights a firecracker while celebrating Diwali in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man lights a firecracker while celebrating Diwali in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man lights a firecracker while celebrating Diwali in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A street vendor spreads vermilion powder used for worship during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A street vendor spreads vermilion powder used for worship during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A street vendor spreads vermilion powder used for worship during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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A vendor shows lantern to a customer at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Mumbai, India. 


REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A vendor shows lantern to a customer at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A vendor shows lantern to a customer at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A puppy with Sindoor vermillion powder on its forehead and a garland is pictured after a boy offered prayers during the dog festival as part of Tihar, celebrations also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A puppy with Sindoor vermillion powder on its forehead and a garland is pictured after a boy offered prayers during the dog festival as part of Tihar, celebrations also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A puppy with Sindoor vermillion powder on its forehead and a garland is pictured after a boy offered prayers during the dog festival as part of Tihar, celebrations also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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People light firecrackers on a street as they celebrate Diwali in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas

People light firecrackers on a street as they celebrate Diwali in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas

People light firecrackers on a street as they celebrate Diwali in Mumbai, India. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas
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Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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A woman holds a child in her lap as they light a sparkler to celebrate Diwali in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A woman holds a child in her lap as they light a sparkler to celebrate Diwali in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A woman holds a child in her lap as they light a sparkler to celebrate Diwali in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Participants light earthen oil lamps on the banks of the Sarayu river in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records for the largest display of oil lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ayodhya in the northern state of Utar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Participants light earthen oil lamps on the banks of the Sarayu river in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records for the largest display of oil lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ayodhya in the northern state of Utar...more

Participants light earthen oil lamps on the banks of the Sarayu river in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records for the largest display of oil lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Ayodhya in the northern state of Utar Pradesh, India. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar
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A woman picks marigold flowers, used to make garlands and offer prayers, before selling them to the market for the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman picks marigold flowers, used to make garlands and offer prayers, before selling them to the market for the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman picks marigold flowers, used to make garlands and offer prayers, before selling them to the market for the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. 

REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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People light lamps as they make a formation of a peace symbol on the eve of Diwali in Chandigarh, India. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

People light lamps as they make a formation of a peace symbol on the eve of Diwali in Chandigarh, India. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

People light lamps as they make a formation of a peace symbol on the eve of Diwali in Chandigarh, India. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Dancers perform a mass Ghoomar dance during Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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A general view shows houses decorated with lanterns and lights during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A general view shows houses decorated with lanterns and lights during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A general view shows houses decorated with lanterns and lights during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in Kathmandu, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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