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India Celebrates Diwali

India Celebrates Diwali

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 27, 2011 19:50 IST ]
  • In this Wednesday Oct. 26, 2011, photograph, Indian women burn fire crackers during the Diwali festival, the Hindu festival of lights, in Hyderabad, India.(AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar)
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    In this Wednesday Oct. 26, 2011, photograph, Indian women burn fire crackers during the Diwali festival, the Hindu festival of lights, in Hyderabad, India.(AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar)

  • A Muslim woman light firecrackers during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    A Muslim woman light firecrackers during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • A boy plays with firecrackers to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    A boy plays with firecrackers to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • Indian women along with their children hold firecrackers during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad, India Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Indian women along with their children hold firecrackers during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad, India Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • An Indian man light lamps at Akshardham temple on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights, at Gandhinagar, about 30 kilometers north of Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Hindus across the country celebrated Diwali on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    An Indian man light lamps at Akshardham temple on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights, at Gandhinagar, about 30 kilometers north of Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Hindus across the country celebrated Diwali on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • Children light candles ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. For Diwali, the Festival of Lights, Hindus light lamps to signify the victory of good over evil. New clothes are worn, gifts, traditionally of sweets, are given and prayers are offered to goddess Lakshmi. It was celebrated across India on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    Children light candles ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. For Diwali, the Festival of Lights, Hindus light lamps to signify the victory of good over evil. New clothes are worn, gifts, traditionally of sweets, are given and prayers are offered to goddess Lakshmi. It was celebrated across India on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • An Indian woman buys decoration items ahead of the Hindu festival Diwali in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 25, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    An Indian woman buys decoration items ahead of the Hindu festival Diwali in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 25, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

  • An Indian woman carries idols of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesh, left, and goddess of wealth Lakshmi, right, for sale ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    An Indian woman carries idols of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesh, left, and goddess of wealth Lakshmi, right, for sale ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Indians make traditional sweets for sale ahead of Diwali festival in Jammu, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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    Indians make traditional sweets for sale ahead of Diwali festival in Jammu, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

  • An Indian Police commando stands guard at a market where shops are illuminated ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated on Oct.26.(AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
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    An Indian Police commando stands guard at a market where shops are illuminated ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated on Oct.26.(AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • An Indian Muslim man checks artificial garlands as he displays them for sale ahead of upcoming Hindu festival Diwali in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Hindus decorate their homes during Diwali which was celebrated on Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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    An Indian Muslim man checks artificial garlands as he displays them for sale ahead of upcoming Hindu festival Diwali in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Hindus decorate their homes during Diwali which was celebrated on Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

  • An Indian potter makes earthen lamps for the upcoming Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Hindus across India celebrated Diwali, the festival of light, on Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    An Indian potter makes earthen lamps for the upcoming Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Hindus across India celebrated Diwali, the festival of light, on Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • An Indian potter woman carries earthen lamps for drying for the upcoming Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Hindus across India celebrated Diwali, the festival of light, on Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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    An Indian potter woman carries earthen lamps for drying for the upcoming Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Hindus across India celebrated Diwali, the festival of light, on Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • People handle fireworks to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Jammu India. (AP Photo)
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    People handle fireworks to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Jammu India. (AP Photo)

  • Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali where people decorate their homes with lights, let off fireworks and pray to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. (AP Photo)
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    Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali where people decorate their homes with lights, let off fireworks and pray to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. (AP Photo)

  • Indian Hindu woman lights earthen lamps to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad. (AP Photo)
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    Indian Hindu woman lights earthen lamps to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad. (AP Photo)

  • Indian widows light crackers as they celebrate Diwali or the festival of lights at an Ashram in Vrindavan.(AP Photo)
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    Indian widows light crackers as they celebrate Diwali or the festival of lights at an Ashram in Vrindavan.(AP Photo)

  • Girl walks past lanterns hung on roadside stalls on the eve of Diwali festival in Mumbai. (AP Photo)
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    Girl walks past lanterns hung on roadside stalls on the eve of Diwali festival in Mumbai. (AP Photo)

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