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NEPAL/
RTX14Y74
November 03, 2013
A vendor sells garlands along the streets of Kathmandu during the Tihar festival also called Diwali in...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A vendor sells garlands along the streets of Kathmandu during the Tihar festival also called Diwali in...
A vendor sells garlands along the streets of Kathmandu during the Tihar festival also called Diwali in Kathmandu November 3, 2013. Hindus all over Nepal are celebrating the Tihar festival also called Diwali during which they worship cows, which are considered a maternal figure, and other animals. Also known as the festival of lights, devotees also worship the goddess of wealth Laxmi by illuminating and decorating their homes using garlands, oil lamps, candles and colourful light bulbs. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL/
RTX14Y6Y
November 03, 2013
Sacred threads tied by devotees are seen on the tail of a cow during a religious ceremony in Kathmandu...
Kathmandu, Nepal
Sacred threads tied by devotees are seen on the tail of a cow during a religious ceremony in Kathmandu...
Sacred threads tied by devotees are seen on the tail of a cow during a religious ceremony in Kathmandu November 3, 2013. Hindus all over Nepal are celebrating the Tihar festival also called Diwali during which they worship cows, which are considered a maternal figure, and other animals. Also known as the festival of lights, devotees also worship the goddess of wealth Laxmi by illuminating and decorating their homes using garlands, oil lamps, candles and colourful light bulbs. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANIMALS)
NEPAL/
RTX14Y6Q
November 03, 2013
A devotee offers prayers to a cow during a religious ceremony in Kathmandu November 3, 2013. Hindus all...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A devotee offers prayer to a cow during a religious ceremony in Kathmandu
A devotee offers prayers to a cow during a religious ceremony in Kathmandu November 3, 2013. Hindus all over Nepal are celebrating the Tihar festival also called Diwali during which they worship cows, which are considered a maternal figure, and other animals. Also known as the festival of lights, devotees also worship the goddess of wealth Laxmi by illuminating and decorating their homes using garlands, oil lamps, candles and colourful light bulbs. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANIMALS)
SRILANKA/
RTX14X7Z
November 02, 2013
A Hindu priest prepares an oil lamp to bless Tamil devotees during a religious ceremony to celebrate...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Hindu priest prepares an oil lamp to bless Tamil devotees during a religious ceremony to celebrate...
A Hindu priest prepares an oil lamp to bless Tamil devotees during a religious ceremony to celebrate Diwali at Ponnambalavaneshwaram Hindu temple in Colombo, November 2, 2013. Prayers and offerings are made to Hindu deities on the occasion of Diwali, the annual festival of lights. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION)
SRILANKA/
RTX14X7W
November 02, 2013
A Tamil devotee prays during a religious ceremony to celebrate Diwali at Ponnambalavaneshwaram Hindu...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Tamil devotee prays during a religious ceremony to celebrate Diwali at a Hindu temple in Colombo
A Tamil devotee prays during a religious ceremony to celebrate Diwali at Ponnambalavaneshwaram Hindu temple in Colombo, November 2, 2013. Prayers and offerings are made to Hindu deities on the occasion of Diwali, the annual festival of lights. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14X2Z
November 02, 2013
A Hindu woman prays inside a temple during Diwali, the festival of lights known locally as Deepavali,...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu woman prays inside a temple during Diwali, the festival of lights, in Kuala Lumpur
A Hindu woman prays inside a temple during Diwali, the festival of lights known locally as Deepavali, in Kuala Lumpur November 2, 2013. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTX14WIF
November 01, 2013
Hindu women arrange oil lamps and flowers around a "Rangoli", a traditional pattern made from coloured...
Ahmedabad, India
Hindu women arrange oil lamps and flowers around a Rangoli during the celebrations ahead of the Hindu...
Hindu women arrange oil lamps and flowers around a "Rangoli", a traditional pattern made from coloured powders, during the celebrations ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 1, 2013. Diwali, the annual festival of lights will be celebrated across the country on November 3. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14WDJ
November 01, 2013
A Hindu man prays ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur November 1, 2013....
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu man prays ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur
A Hindu man prays ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur November 1, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's population of 26 million, will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14WDH
November 01, 2013
A Hindu priest holds an oil lamp after prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu priest holds an oil lamp after prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in...
A Hindu priest holds an oil lamp after prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur November 1, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's population of 26 million, will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14WDA
November 01, 2013
A Hindu man holds an oil lamp while offering prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu man holds an oil lamp while offering prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple...
A Hindu man holds an oil lamp while offering prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur November 1, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's population of 26 million, will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14WD7
November 01, 2013
Devotees offer prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur November 1,...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Devotees offer prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur
Devotees offer prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur November 1, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's population of 26 million, will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14WD2
November 01, 2013
A Hindu priest makes adjustments to the statue of a deity ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu priest makes adjustments to the statue of a deity ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu...
A Hindu priest makes adjustments to the statue of a deity ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur November 1, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's population of 26 million, will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14WCZ
November 01, 2013
A Hindu priest (L) holds an oil lamp as a devotee offers prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu priest holds an oil lamp as a devotee offers prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu...
A Hindu priest (L) holds an oil lamp as a devotee offers prayers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur November 1, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's population of 26 million, will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14WCY
November 01, 2013
A Hindu man adorns the statue of a deity with flowers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Hindu man adorns the statue of a deity with flowers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple...
A Hindu man adorns the statue of a deity with flowers ahead of Diwali celebrations inside a Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur November 1, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's population of 26 million, will celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VF5
October 31, 2013
Migrant workers watch a concert ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The...
Singapore, Singapore
Migrant workers watch a concert ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore
Migrant workers watch a concert ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VF4
October 31, 2013
Migrant workers enter mobile phone shop ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013....
Singapore, Singapore
Migrant workers enter mobile phone shop ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore
Migrant workers enter mobile phone shop ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS TELECOMS)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VF2
October 31, 2013
Migrant workers stand on stacks of plastic chairs as they watch a concert ahead of Deepavali at Little...
Singapore, Singapore
Migrant workers stand on stacks of plastic chairs as they watch a concert ahead of Deepavali at Little...
Migrant workers stand on stacks of plastic chairs as they watch a concert ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VEZ
October 31, 2013
Migrant workers whistle as they watch a concert, along with other migrant workers from India and Bangladesh,...
Singapore, Singapore
Migrant workers whistle as they watch a concert, along with other migrant workers from India and Bangladesh,...
Migrant workers whistle as they watch a concert, along with other migrant workers from India and Bangladesh, ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VEY
October 31, 2013
A crowd, comprised mostly of migrant workers from India and Bangladesh, watch a concert ahead of Deepavali...
Singapore, Singapore
Crowd, comprised mostly of migrant workers from India and Bangladesh, watch a concert ahead of Deepavali...
A crowd, comprised mostly of migrant workers from India and Bangladesh, watch a concert ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VES
October 31, 2013
A woman applies henna on the hand of a customer at a Deepavali Bazaar at Little India in Singapore October...
Singapore, Singapore
Woman applies henna on the hand of a customer at a Deepavali Bazaar at Little India in Singapore
A woman applies henna on the hand of a customer at a Deepavali Bazaar at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VEQ
October 31, 2013
A temple priest adjusts the shield on a Goddess Durga statue at Veeramakaliamman Hindu temple in Singapore...
Singapore, Singapore
A temple priest adjusts the shield on a Goddess Durga statue at Veeramakaliamman Hindu temple in Singapore...
A temple priest adjusts the shield on a Goddess Durga statue at Veeramakaliamman Hindu temple in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VCS
October 31, 2013
A vendor sells sari ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community...
Singapore, Singapore
Vendor sells sari ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore
A vendor sells sari ahead of Deepavali at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION BUSINESS TEXTILE)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VCM
October 31, 2013
A vendor sells festive flowers at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will...
Singapore, Singapore
Vendor sells festive flowers at Little India in Singapore
A vendor sells festive flowers at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VCC
October 31, 2013
A vendor sells festive flowers at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will...
Singapore, Singapore
Vendor sells festive flowers at Little India in Singapore
A vendor sells festive flowers at Little India in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on November 2. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
SINGAPORE/
RTX14VAG
October 31, 2013
A temple priest adjusts the sword on a Goddess Durga statue at Sri Veeramakaliamman Hindu temple in Singapore...
Singapore, Singapore
Temple priest adjusts the sword on a Goddess Durga statue at Sri Veeramakaliamman Hindu temple in Singapore...
A temple priest adjusts the sword on a Goddess Durga statue at Sri Veeramakaliamman Hindu temple in Singapore October 31, 2013. The Hindu community will celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Diwali or Deepavali, on Saturday. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTX14V8U
October 31, 2013
A vendor stands under lanterns for sale at a Diwali market in Mumbai October 31, 2013. Hindus decorate...
Mumbai, India
A vendor stands under lanterns for sale at a Diwali market in Mumbai
A vendor stands under lanterns for sale at a Diwali market in Mumbai October 31, 2013. Hindus decorate their homes and places of worship with flowers and lights during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on Sunday. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
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RTX14TWV
October 30, 2013
A Muslim vendor arranges artificial garlands for sale inside his shop ahead of the Hindu festival of...
Ahmedabad, India
A Muslim vendor arranges artificial garlands for sale inside his shop ahead of the Hindu festival of...
A Muslim vendor arranges artificial garlands for sale inside his shop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 30, 2013. Flowers are offered to Hindu gods and goddesses on the occasion of Diwali, the annual festival of lights that will be celebrated across the country on November 3. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14SGD
October 29, 2013
An Indian worker sprays a statue inside a statue art gallery during preparations for the celebration...
Shah Alam, Malaysia
An Indian worker sprays a statue inside a statue art gallery during preparations for the celebration...
An Indian worker sprays a statue inside a statue art gallery during preparations for the celebration of the Diwali festival in Klang outside Kuala Lumpur October 29, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's 26 million population, will celebrate the Diwali festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14SGA
October 29, 2013
An Indian worker paints the wall inside a Hindu temple for the preparation of the Diwali festival in...
Shah Alam, Malaysia
An Indian worker paints the wall inside a Hindu temple for the preparation of the Diwali festival in...
An Indian worker paints the wall inside a Hindu temple for the preparation of the Diwali festival in Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur October 29, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's 26 million population, will celebrate the Diwali festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14QGD
October 27, 2013
Light decorations before upcoming Diwali celebrations are pictured in Kuala Lumpur October 27, 2013....
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Light decorations before upcoming Diwali celebrations are pictured in Kuala Lumpur
Light decorations before upcoming Diwali celebrations are pictured in Kuala Lumpur October 27, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's 26 million population, will celebrate the Diwali festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION TRAVEL SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
RTX14QG9
October 27, 2013
A man takes pictures of light decorations before upcoming Diwali celebrations in Kuala Lumpur October...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A man takes pictures of light decorations before upcoming Diwali celebrations in Kuala Lumpur
A man takes pictures of light decorations before upcoming Diwali celebrations in Kuala Lumpur October 27, 2013. The Hindu community, which consists of eight percent of Malaysia's 26 million population, will celebrate the Diwali festival of lights on November 2, known locally as Deepavali. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION TRAVEL SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTX14NOJ
October 25, 2013
A man puts out earthen lamps to dry in the sun at his workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali...
Amritsar, India
A man puts out earthen lamps to dry in the sun at his workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali...
A man puts out earthen lamps to dry in the sun at his workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in the northern Indian city of Amritsar October 25, 2013. Earthen lamps are sold in large numbers during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes. The Diwali festival will be observed this year on November 3. REUTERS/Munish Sharma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTX14KXM
October 23, 2013
A woman puts out earthen lamps to dry in the sun at her workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali...
Chandigarh, India
A woman puts out earthen lamps to dry in sun at her workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in...
A woman puts out earthen lamps to dry in the sun at her workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh October 23, 2013. Earthen lamps are sold in large numbers during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes. The Diwali festival will be observed this year on November 3. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTX14KTG
October 23, 2013
An artist paints an idol of the Hindu goddess Kali at a workshop in Kolkata October 23, 2013. Idols of...
Kolkata, India
An artist paints an idol of the Hindu goddess Kali at a workshop in Kolkata
An artist paints an idol of the Hindu goddess Kali at a workshop in Kolkata October 23, 2013. Idols of the Hindu goddess of power Kali will be worshipped during the annual Hindu festival of lights Diwali. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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RTX14IFB
October 21, 2013
A worker paints earthen lamps ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Kolkata October 21, 2013. Earthen...
Kolkata, India
Worker paints earthen lamps ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Kolkata
A worker paints earthen lamps ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Kolkata October 21, 2013. Earthen lamps are sold in large numbers during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes. The Diwali festival will be observed this year on November 3. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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RTR3AU40
November 24, 2012
People watch fireworks during the "Dev Diwali", or diwali of god, festival in the western Indian city...
Ahmedabad, India
People watch fireworks during the "Dev Diwali", or diwali of god, festival in the western Indian city...
People watch fireworks during the "Dev Diwali", or diwali of god, festival in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 24, 2012. Dev Diwali is celebrated on the fifteenth day of Diwali, on the full moon day in the month of Karthik (also known as Karthik Purnima) in a tribute to the river Ganges by Hindu devotees of Varanasi. Dev diwali, also called dev uthi aakadash, also marks the end of the fortnight of Diwali celebrations and a major event on the day is the lighting of diyas (lamps) in the night after the moon is sighted. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR3AE50
November 14, 2012
Two wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring built on a road junction...
Kolkata, India
Two wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring built on a road junction...
Two wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring built on a road junction in Kolkata November 14, 2012. Wrestling matches are organised by local residents as part of the celebrations for the annual Hindu festival of Diwali. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SPORT WRESTLING SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR3AE4W
November 14, 2012
Two wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring built on a road junction...
Kolkata, India
Two wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring built on a road junction...
Two wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring built on a road junction in Kolkata November 14, 2012. Wrestling matches are organised by local residents as part of the celebrations for the annual Hindu festival of Diwali. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SPORT WRESTLING SOCIETY)
TRINIDAD/
RTR3ADLA
November 14, 2012
Shanaya Persad holds a diya, or oil lamp, in a street during Diwali celebrations in Felicity, central...
Felicity, Trinidad and Tobago
A girl holds a diya, or oil lamp, in a street during Diwali celebrations in Felicity, central Trinidad...
Shanaya Persad holds a diya, or oil lamp, in a street during Diwali celebrations in Felicity, central Trinidad November 13, 2012. Hindus decorate their homes and places of worship with lamps or candles as a symbol of the victory of good over evil during Diwali, the festival of light. Picture taken November 13. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
TRINIDAD/
RTR3ADL8
November 14, 2012
A girl sits among diyas, or oil lamps, in her yard during Diwali celebrations in Felicity, central Trinidad...
Felicity, Trinidad and Tobago
A girl sits among diyas, or oil lamps, in her yard during Diwali celebrations in Felicity, central Trinidad...
A girl sits among diyas, or oil lamps, in her yard during Diwali celebrations in Felicity, central Trinidad November 13, 2012. Hindus decorate their homes and places of worship with lamps or candles as a symbol of the victory of good over evil during Diwali, the festival of light. Picture taken November 13. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR3AD3D
November 13, 2012
An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights a candle inside a bunker on the occasion of the...
Agartala, India
An Indian BSF soldier lights a candle inside a bunker on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Diwali...
An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights a candle inside a bunker on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights, at the India-Bangladesh border on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR3AD39
November 13, 2012
People hold candles during a mass gathering to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the...
Ahmedabad, India
People hold candles during a mass gathering to celebrate Diwali in Ahmedabad
People hold candles during a mass gathering to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
RTR3ACOC
November 13, 2012
Hindus carry offerings as they arrive at a temple for prayers during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights,...
TAMAN PERMATA, Malaysia
Hindus carry offerings as they arrive at a temple for prayers during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights,...
Hindus carry offerings as they arrive at a temple for prayers during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the village of Taman Permata, outside Kuala Lumpur November 13, 2012. The Hindu community, which makes up 8 percent of Malaysia's 28 million population, celebrates Diwali, known locally as Deepavali, on Tuesday by decorating their homes and visiting places of worship. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
RTR3ACOB
November 13, 2012
A girl sits at a temple after a prayer session during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the village...
TAMAN PERMATA, Malaysia
A girl sits at a temple after a prayer session during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Taman...
A girl sits at a temple after a prayer session during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the village of Taman Permata, outside Kuala Lumpur November 13, 2012. The Hindu community, which makes up 8 percent of Malaysia's 28 million population, celebrates Diwali, known locally as Deepavali, on Tuesday by decorating their homes and visiting places of worship. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
RTR3ACO3
November 13, 2012
Hindu priest Chandran Vellayan carries an earthen lamp during a Diwali prayer in Dengkil, outside Kuala...
Dengkil, Malaysia
Hindu priest Chandran Vellayan carries an earthen lamp during a Diwali prayer in Dengkil
Hindu priest Chandran Vellayan carries an earthen lamp during a Diwali prayer in Dengkil, outside Kuala Lumpur November 13, 2012. The Hindu community, which makes up 8 percent of Malaysia's 28 million population, celebrates Diwali, known locally as Deepavali, on Tuesday by decorating their homes and visiting places of worship. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MALAYSIA/
RTR3ACNZ
November 13, 2012
A temple caretaker recites a prayer as he prepares to open the temple for a prayer session during Diwali,...
Banting, Malaysia
A temple caretaker recites a prayer as he prepares to open the temple for a prayer session during Diwali...
A temple caretaker recites a prayer as he prepares to open the temple for a prayer session during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Banting, outside Kuala Lumpur November 13, 2012. The Hindu community, which makes up 8 percent of Malaysia's 28 million population, celebrates Diwali, known locally as Deepavali, on Tuesday by decorating their homes and visiting places of worship. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR3ABNF
November 12, 2012
A man stands under lanterns for sale at a Diwali market in Mumbai, November 12, 2012. Hindus decorate...
Mumbai, India
A man stands under lanterns for sale at a Diwali market in Mumbai
A man stands under lanterns for sale at a Diwali market in Mumbai, November 12, 2012. Hindus decorate their homes and places of worship with flowers and lights during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on Tuesday. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTR3ABNE
November 12, 2012
Shoppers look at decorative lights for sale in a shop at a Diwali market in Mumbai, November 12, 2012....
Mumbai, India
Shoppers look at decorative lights for sale in a shop at a Diwali market in Mumbai
Shoppers look at decorative lights for sale in a shop at a Diwali market in Mumbai, November 12, 2012. Hindus decorate their homes and places of worship with flowers and lights during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on Tuesday. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
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November 12, 2012
People walk in a slum's alley illuminated by colorful lights ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights,...
Mumbai, India
People walk in a slum's alley illuminated by colorful lights ahead of Diwali in Mumbai
People walk in a slum's alley illuminated by colorful lights ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai November 12, 2012. Hindus decorate their homes and places of worship with flowers during the festival, which will be celebrated across the country on Tuesday. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
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November 12, 2012
A girl lights earthen lamps in a formation to form the shape of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity,...
Chandigarh, India
A girl lights earthen lamps in a formation to make the shape of Hindu god Ganesh on the eve of Diwali...
A girl lights earthen lamps in a formation to form the shape of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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November 11, 2012
A Surinamese dressed as the Hindu god Rama participates in the celebration of Diwali at the Independence...
Paramaribo, Suriname
A Surinamese dressed as the Hindu god Rama participates in the celebration of Diwali at the Independence...
A Surinamese dressed as the Hindu god Rama participates in the celebration of Diwali at the Independence Square in Paramaribo, November 10, 2012. Hindus in Suriname decorate their homes for Diwali with lamps and candles, hoping Lakshmi will visit them during this period. REUTERS/Ranu Abhelakh (SURINAME - Tags: RELIGION)
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November 11, 2011
A Hindu devotee lights an earthen lamp on the steps of Sindhiya Ghat during the Karthik Purnima and Dev...
Allahabad, India
A Hindu devotee lights an earthen lamp on the steps of Sindhiya Ghat during the Karthik Purnima and Dev...
A Hindu devotee lights an earthen lamp on the steps of Sindhiya Ghat during the Karthik Purnima and Dev Diwali festival in Varanasi, November 10, 2011. Dev Deepawali is celebrated on the fifteenth day of Diwali, on the full moon day in the month of Karthik (also known as Karthik Purnima) in a tribute to river Ganges by the Hindu devotees of Varanasi. Picture taken November 10, 2011. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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October 27, 2011
Two wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring built on a road junction...
Kolkata, India
Two wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring built on a road junction...
Two wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring built on a road junction in Kolkata October 27, 2011. Wrestling matches are organised by local residents as part of the celebrations for the annual Hindu festival of Diwali. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT WRESTLING)
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October 26, 2011
Heera Maasi, 60, arranges Diwali festival souvenirs as she awaits customers along a roadside stall in...
Karachi, Pakistan
Heera Maasi, 60, arranges Diwali festival souvenirs as she awaits customers along a roadside stall in...
Heera Maasi, 60, arranges Diwali festival souvenirs as she awaits customers along a roadside stall in Karachi October 26, 2011. Prayers and offerings are made to Hindu deities on the occasion of Diwali, the annual festival of lights. REUTERS/Insiya Syed (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS RELIGION)
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October 26, 2011
Poonam, 20, raises a lit flare outside her family home in celebration of the Diwali festival in Karachi...
Karachi, Pakistan
Poonam, 20, raises a lit flare outside her family home in celebration of the Diwali festival in Karachi...
Poonam, 20, raises a lit flare outside her family home in celebration of the Diwali festival in Karachi October 26, 2011. Prayers and offerings are made to Hindu deities on the occasion of Diwali, the annual festival of lights. REUTERS/Insiya Syed (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS RELIGION)
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October 26, 2011
A Hindu priest makes a blessing during the festival of Diwali at Shivm Kovi temple in Colombo October...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Hindu priest makes a blessing during the festival of Diwali at Shivm Kovi temple in Colombo
A Hindu priest makes a blessing during the festival of Diwali at Shivm Kovi temple in Colombo October 26, 2011. Prayers and offerings are made to Hindu deities on the occasion of Diwali, the annual festival of lights. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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October 26, 2011
Hindu devotees pray during the festival of Diwali at Shivm Kovi temple in Colombo October 26, 2011. Prayers...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Hindu devotees pray during the festival of Diwali at Shivm Kovi temple in Colombo
Hindu devotees pray during the festival of Diwali at Shivm Kovi temple in Colombo October 26, 2011. Prayers and offerings are made to Hindu deities on the occasion of Diwali, the annual festival of lights. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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October 26, 2011
A Hindu priest places leaves on record-keeping books as part of a ritual to worship the Hindu goddess...
Ahmedabad, India
A Hindu priest places leaves on record-keeping books during the Hindu festival of lights Diwali in Ahmedabad...
A Hindu priest places leaves on record-keeping books as part of a ritual to worship the Hindu goddess of wealth Lakshmi during the Hindu festival of lights Diwali in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 26, 2011. The ritual, also known as "Muhurat trading", is considered auspicious by traders and marks the beginning of a new trading year for the Gujarati community. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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October 25, 2011
People light lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the northern Indian city of...
Chandigarh, India
People light lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Chandigarh
People light lamps on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh October 25, 2011. Earthen lamps were lit during a public ceremony for world peace, organisers said. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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October 25, 2011
A disabled former LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) carder attends a reintegration ceremony in...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A disabled former LTTE carder attends a reintegration ceremony in Colombo
A disabled former LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) carder attends a reintegration ceremony in Colombo October 25, 2011. About 370 former LTTE carders were released on Tuesday ahead of the Hindu festival of Deepavali. The ex-carders have been going through rehabilitation programmes organised by the military since the end of more than two decades of war between the government and the LTTE. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS)
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