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Celebrating Diwali across borders

PTI, AP

Published : Oct 20, 2017, 12:28 pm IST
Updated : Dec 8, 2017, 12:19 pm IST
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, was celebrated across the country Thursday. The festival marks the triumph of light over darkness, the return of Lord Rama and in certain parts of India, the invocation of Goddess Kali. (Photo: PTI. AP)
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, was celebrated across the country Thursday. The festival marks the triumph of light over darkness, the return of Lord Rama and in certain parts of India, the invocation of Goddess Kali. (Photo: PTI. AP)
Residential buildings are decorated with colorful lights, as a firecracker lights up, during Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Photo: AP)
Residential buildings are decorated with colorful lights, as a firecracker lights up, during Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Photo: AP)
A tenement block housing mostly fishermen families is illuminated with lights during Diwali in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)
A tenement block housing mostly fishermen families is illuminated with lights during Diwali in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)
Indian dancers perform at a shopping mall during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo: AP)
Indian dancers perform at a shopping mall during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo: AP)
An Indian child plays with a firecracker, as others light a sky lantern to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)
An Indian child plays with a firecracker, as others light a sky lantern to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai. (Photo: AP)
Indians play with firecrackers to celebrate Diwali in Hyderabad. (Photo: AP)
Indians play with firecrackers to celebrate Diwali in Hyderabad. (Photo: AP)
A candle burns outside a home during Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Photo: AP)
A candle burns outside a home during Diwali festival in New Delhi. (Photo: AP)
Indian commuters ride past an idol of Hindu goddess Kali during Kali Puja in Kolkata. (Photo: AP)
Indian commuters ride past an idol of Hindu goddess Kali during Kali Puja in Kolkata. (Photo: AP)
A Pakistani Hindu woman holds oil lamps to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Lahore, Pakistan. (Photo: AP)
A Pakistani Hindu woman holds oil lamps to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Lahore, Pakistan. (Photo: AP)
Pakistani Hindu families decorate their house to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Karachi, Pakistan. (Photo: AP)
Pakistani Hindu families decorate their house to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Karachi, Pakistan. (Photo: AP)
Students making a rongoli to celebrate Diwali in Guwahati on Thursday to celebrate the Festival of Lights. (Photo: PTI)
Students making a rongoli to celebrate Diwali in Guwahati on Thursday to celebrate the Festival of Lights. (Photo: PTI)
Kashmiri Muslim Woman along with her daughter prays during celebrations of Diwali festival,at Hanumaan Temple in Srinagar. (Photo: PTI)
Kashmiri Muslim Woman along with her daughter prays during celebrations of Diwali festival,at Hanumaan Temple in Srinagar. (Photo: PTI)
A view of illuminated Swaminarayan temple on occasion of Diwali in Surat. (Photo: PTI)
A view of illuminated Swaminarayan temple on occasion of Diwali in Surat. (Photo: PTI)

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