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13 November 2012

Beautiful Images Of The Hindu Festival Diwali

Around the world, people get ready to celebrate the five-day festival with costumes, flowers, and lots of lights. posted

Diwali, which begins November 13, is celebrated throughout India and around the world. Traditions include lighting lamps, candles, and fireworks and decorating with flowers and lanterns. Diwali celebrations often honor Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. Here, a young girl is dressed like her for a Diwali parade in Paramaribo, Suriname, November 10.

Paper lanterns for sale in Mumbai, November 12.
Image by Vivek Prakash / Reuters

Also for sale are electric lights.
Image by Vivek Prakash / Reuters

A young girl lights candles in Allahabad, India, November 12.
Image by Jitendra Prakash / Reuters

A girl lights lamps in the shape of the god Ganesh in Chandigarh, India, November 12.
Image by Ajay Verma / Reuters

Here's the whole thing.
Image by Ajay Verma / Reuters

A potter making such lamps in New Delhi, November 9.
Image by Altaf Qadri / AP

A woman decorating Diwali lamps in Jammu, November 5.
Image by Mukesh Gupta / Reuters

A flower market, Kolkata, India, November 12.
Image by Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters

A flower vendor, Allahabad, November 11.


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