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Diwali: The Festival of Lights

October 27, 2011
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Happy Diwali!

 

On October 26, millions of people around the world welcomed the start of Diwali (de-vah-lee), or the Festival of Lights. The five-day holiday marks the end of the Hindu calendar year. People light lamps and candles to celebrate the victory of good over evil. The festival is celebrated by Hindus, Here, a woman in Karachi, Pakistan, lights a ceramic oil lamp.

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