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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.
  • 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)  
  • Indian Hindu women light earthen lamps to celebrate Diwali, Allahabad, India, Nov. 3, 2013. 
  • A man transports marigold flower garlands on a motorbike during the Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Nov. 3, 2013. 
  • Indian widows light fireworks as they celebrate Diwali or the festival of lights at an Ashram in Vrindavan, India, Nov. 2, 2013. 
  • A man sells flowers and trinkets for the Diwali festival, Lucknow, India Nov. 3, 2013. (Aru Pande/VOA)
  • Indian Hindu women play with fireworks to celebrate Diwali, Allahabad, India, Nov. 3, 2013. 
  • People set off fireworks to celebrate Diwali, Jammu, India, Nov. 3, 2013. 

Diwali, festival of lights

Published November 04, 2013

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrates the triumph of good over evil.


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