Diwali: Festival of Lights

Diwali, also known as the “festival of lights”, was celebrated recently by Hindus throughout the world. Signifying light’s triumph over darkness, the Diwali festival unfolds every autumn and coincides with the new moon of Hindu Lunisolar. 

Below is a selection of photos from this year’s festivities. 

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Lead Image Caption: A Hindu devotee walks past god statues during Diwali, or the Hindu festival of lights, at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)


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