Hindus celebrate Diwali festival of lights

Indian Sikh devotees watch fireworks on the occasion of Bandi Chhor Divas, or Diwali, at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar, India on October 23, 2014

Hindus in Pakistan join in the celebration

Customers shop for lanterns at a roadside Diwali market in Mumbai October 20, 2014

A Border Security Force soldier lights sparklers on the eve of Diwali, near the border with Bangladesh on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India’s northeastern state of Tripura

Widows light sparklers after offering prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations organized by non-governmental organization Sulabh International in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh October 21, 2014

Hindu priests put the finishing touches to a rangoli, or mural made out of colored powders, at a temple ahead of Diwali festival celebrations in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad




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