An Indian potter carries earthen lamps for drying ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad. People buy earthen lamps to decorate their homes during the festival of lights Diwali, which will be celebrated on October 23
Workers prepare calendars with portraits of Hindu gods and goddesses ahead of the festival of lights Diwali and Gujarati New Year, in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Gujarati New Year begins from Oct. 24.
Indians throng a market for shopping on the last Sunday ahead of Diwali festival in Ahmadabad. Diwali, the festival of colors will be celebrated on Thursday.
A woman buys plastic flowers to decorate her home on occasion of 'Diwali', the Hindu festival of lights, in New Delhi.
Indians buy lanterns and lamps from roadside stalls ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in Mumbai
A vendor sells fire crackers ahead of 'Diwali', the Hindu festival of lights, in New Delhi
A vendor displays his fare to attract people as they shop ahead of 'Diwali' the Hindu festival of lights in New Delhi