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Diwali, festival of lights

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrates the triumph of good over evil.
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In this late Nov.3, 2013 photograph, a man watches Diwali fireworks light up the night sky above Ajmer, Rajasthan state, India. Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights.
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In this late Nov.3, 2013 photograph, a man watches Diwali fireworks light up the night sky above Ajmer, Rajasthan state, India. Millions of Indians were setting off deafening fireworks displays to light up the sky for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights.

People set off fireworks to celebrate Diwali, Jammu, India, Nov. 3, 2013.
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People set off fireworks to celebrate Diwali, Jammu, India, Nov. 3, 2013.

An Indian potter makes earthen lamps for the Diwali festival in Allahabad, India. Hindus light lamps, wear new clothes, exchange sweets and gifts and pray to goddess Lakshmi during the festival.
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An Indian potter makes earthen lamps for the Diwali festival in Allahabad, India. Hindus light lamps, wear new clothes, exchange sweets and gifts and pray to goddess Lakshmi during the festival.

Clay dolls are among the trinkets people like to buy during the Diwali festival. (Aru Pande/VOA)  
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Clay dolls are among the trinkets people like to buy during the Diwali festival. (Aru Pande/VOA)

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