Diwali Celebrations

Oct 28, 2013, 15:34 PM IST
Young Girls celebrating Diwali,in Srinagar.
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Young Girls celebrating Diwali,in Srinagar.

A child celebrating Diwali by lighting fire crackers in Bikaner.
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A child celebrating Diwali by lighting fire crackers in Bikaner.

Bengali widows celebrating Diwali organized by NGO Shulabh International, in Vrindavan.
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Bengali widows celebrating Diwali organized by NGO Shulabh International, in Vrindavan.

Supporters of Asaram Bapu celebrate Diwali Festival at out side Central Jail in Jodhpur.
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Supporters of Asaram Bapu celebrate Diwali Festival at out side Central Jail in Jodhpur.

Border Security Force jawans celebrating Diwali by lighting crackers at the India-Bangladesh border in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.
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Border Security Force jawans celebrating Diwali by lighting crackers at the India-Bangladesh border in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

President Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by children on the occasion of Diwali at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.
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President Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by children on the occasion of Diwali at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

BSF Officials presenting sweet basket to Pakistan Ranger Official on the occasion of Diwali at Amritsar.
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BSF Officials presenting sweet basket to Pakistan Ranger Official on the occasion of Diwali at Amritsar.

Camel herders, gathered for the annual cattle fair, play with firecrackers on the eve of Diwali in Pushkar.
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Camel herders, gathered for the annual cattle fair, play with firecrackers on the eve of Diwali in Pushkar.

Muslim children celebrating Diwali with sparklers at a Madarsa in Mirzapur.
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Muslim children celebrating Diwali with sparklers at a Madarsa in Mirzapur.

Artists pose with 'diya' during an event to celebrate Diwali in Mumbai.
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Artists pose with 'diya' during an event to celebrate Diwali in Mumbai.

Physically challenged children celebrate Diwali in Guwahati.
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Physically challenged children celebrate Diwali in Guwahati.

Foreign Odissi dancers along with Guru Sujata Mopatra celebrate Diwali in Bhubaneswar.
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Foreign Odissi dancers along with Guru Sujata Mopatra celebrate Diwali in Bhubaneswar.

People busy buying lights for Diwali festival in New Delhi.
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People busy buying lights for Diwali festival in New Delhi.

People busy buying crackers for Diwali festival in New Delhi.
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People busy buying crackers for Diwali festival in New Delhi.

A Hindu devotee offers a prayer in front of oil lamps during Diwali, or the Hindu festival of lights at Batu Caves Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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A Hindu devotee offers a prayer in front of oil lamps during Diwali, or the Hindu festival of lights at Batu Caves Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A woman shops for artificial garlands ahead of Diwali in Allahabad.
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A woman shops for artificial garlands ahead of Diwali in Allahabad.

A woman with gold ornaments at a jwellery shop on the occasion of Dhanteras in Jamshedpur.
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A woman with gold ornaments at a jwellery shop on the occasion of Dhanteras in Jamshedpur.

A woman shops for utensils during Dhanteras, which marks the beginning of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Jammu.
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A woman shops for utensils during Dhanteras, which marks the beginning of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Jammu.

People shop for lanterns at a roadside stall ahead of Diwali in Mumbai.
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People shop for lanterns at a roadside stall ahead of Diwali in Mumbai.

A girl touches an artificial garland on display at a shop ahead of Diwali in Allahabad.
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A girl touches an artificial garland on display at a shop ahead of Diwali in Allahabad.

Women shop for artificial garlands ahead of Diwali in Allahabad.
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Women shop for artificial garlands ahead of Diwali in Allahabad.

A woman points a lantern on display at a roadside stall ahead of Diwali in Mumbai.
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A woman points a lantern on display at a roadside stall ahead of Diwali in Mumbai.

A girl smiles as shewalks past lanterns hung at a roadside stall ahead of Diwali in Mumbai.
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A girl smiles as shewalks past lanterns hung at a roadside stall ahead of Diwali in Mumbai.

Bollywood actress, model and television anchor Mandira Bedi celebrates Diwali during the opening of her new designer store in Mumbai.
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Bollywood actress, model and television anchor Mandira Bedi celebrates Diwali during the opening of her new designer store in Mumbai.

People buy lanterns from roadside stalls ahead of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Mumbai.
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People buy lanterns from roadside stalls ahead of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Mumbai.

People buy lanterns and other decorative items from roadside stalls ahead of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Mumbai.
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People buy lanterns and other decorative items from roadside stalls ahead of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Mumbai.

People buy lanterns from roadside stalls ahead of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Mumbai.
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People buy lanterns from roadside stalls ahead of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Mumbai.

People buy lanterns from roadside stalls ahead of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Mumbai.
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People buy lanterns from roadside stalls ahead of Hindu festival of lights Diwali, in Mumbai.