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Diwali 2018 in photos: India celebrates with lights, sky lanterns, rangolis

Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, commemorates the arrival of Hindu god Rama back to Ayodhya after his victory over Ravana and also celebrates the victory of good over evil

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People light earthen lamps on the banks of River Saryu during 'Deepotsav'

People light earthen lamps on the banks of River Saryu during Deepotsav
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Indian and Pakistani army men pose for a group photograph after exchanging sweets on the occasion of Diwali festival, in Poonch

Indian and Pakistani army men pose for a group photograph after exchanging sweets on the occasion of Diwali festival, in Poonch
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Students create a rangoli to celebrate in Guwahati

Students create a rongoli to celebrate Diwali festival in Guwahati
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Children dressed as Lord Ram and Sita take a selfie during 'Diwali' celebrations

Children dressed as Lord Ram and Sita take a selfie during 'Diwali' celebrations
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An artist dressed as Lord Hanuman dances during a religious procession on the occasion of 'Hanuman Jayanti'

An artist dressed as Lord Hanuman dances during a religious procession on the occasion of 'Hanuman Jayanti'
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Army soldiers hold earthen lamps near the LoC as they celebrate in Sunderbani district

Army soldiers hold earthen lamps near the LoC as they celebrate Diwali festival in Sunderbani district
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An illuminated Akshardham Temple on the occasion of Diwali festival

An illuminated Akshardham Temple on the occasion of Diwali festival
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A view of the Golden Temple illuminated on the eve of in Amritsar

A view of the Golden Temple illuminated on the eve of Diwali festival in Amritsar
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The BSE lit up for Diwali in Mumbai on Tuesday. The markets will open for muharat trading on Wednesday

The BSE lit up for Diwali in Mumbai on Tuesday. The markets will open for muharat trading  on Wednesday
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Photo: Kamlesh D Pednekar

 

People release a sky lantern (hot air baloon) during Kali puja and Diwali celebrations at a house in Kolkata   

People release a sky lantern (hot air baloon) during Kali puja and Diwali celebrations at a house in Kolkata
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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 16:10 IST
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