Celebrating Diwali together

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BSF’s officiating commandant Sushil Negi handing over sweets to Superintendent of Pak Rangers on the occasion of Diwali at Attari International Border.

BSF’s officiating commandant Sushil Negi handing over sweets to Superintendent of Pak Rangers on the occasion of Diwali at Attari International Border.

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Students of Chosen Hill School, Gloucester, UK celebrate light fire crackers on the eve of 'Diwali' during their visit to participate in a student exchange programme in Bhubaneswar.

Students of Chosen Hill School, Gloucester, UK celebrate light fire crackers on the eve of 'Diwali' during their visit to participate in a student exchange programme in Bhubaneswar.

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A vendor sells statues of the Hindu deity Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, wealth, and purity, at a market on the eve of Diwali, the festival of lights, in Hyderabad.

A vendor sells statues of the Hindu deity Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, wealth, and purity, at a market on the eve of Diwali, the festival of lights, in Hyderabad.

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A Hindu priest places leaves on record-keeping books as part of a ritual to worship the Hindu goddess of wealth Lakshmi during the Hindu festival of lights Diwali in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. The ritual, also known as "Muhurat trading", is considered auspicious by traders and marks the beginning of a new trading year for the Gujarati community.

A Hindu priest places leaves on record-keeping books as part of a ritual to worship the Hindu goddess of wealth Lakshmi during the Hindu festival of lights Diwali in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. The ritual, also known as "Muhurat trading", is considered auspicious by traders and marks the beginning of a new trading year for the Gujarati community.

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President Pratibha Patil receiving Diwali Greetings from school students on the occasion of Diwali festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

President Pratibha Patil receiving Diwali Greetings from school students on the occasion of Diwali festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Roadside vendors sell marigold flower garlands on Diwali in Allahabad, India. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights marks the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.

Roadside vendors sell marigold flower garlands on Diwali in Allahabad, India. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights marks the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.

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Bangladesh Rifles personnel (L) and Indian Border Security Force personnel greet each other with sweets on the occasion of Diwali festival, at the Akhaura check-post on the outskirts of Agartala.

Bangladesh Rifles personnel (L) and Indian Border Security Force personnel greet each other with sweets on the occasion of Diwali festival, at the Akhaura check-post on the outskirts of Agartala.

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A Nepalese Hindu devotee performs rituals during the Tihar festival, or the festival of lights also known as Diwali, in Katmandu, Nepal. The second day of the five-day long festival is dedicated to the worship of cows, considered as an incarnation of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.

A Nepalese Hindu devotee performs rituals during the Tihar festival, or the festival of lights also known as Diwali, in Katmandu, Nepal. The second day of the five-day long festival is dedicated to the worship of cows, considered as an incarnation of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.

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BSF jawans celebrate Diwali at their camp in Bikaner.

BSF jawans celebrate Diwali at their camp in Bikaner.

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