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Diwali
These photographs were taken in Delhi in the days before Diwali. Diwali is one of the most important festivals celebrated in both India and Nepal, and by Hindus everywhere.

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1. People buy sweets for family and friends
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2. People buy sweets for family and friends
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3. Shops sell Diwali decorations
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4. Images of Gods
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5. A market stall selling images, diyas and decorations
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6. A potters' market in New Delhi
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7. A potters' market in New Delhi
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8. Diyas in different sizes
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9. A variety of diyas
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10. People buy diyas for Diwali night
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11. A tower of diyas
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12. A painted head of Ganesh
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13. Diyas and decorations
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14. Diyas and decorations
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15. A shop decorated with strings of marigold flowers
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16. A busy sweet shop
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17. A Diwali mela (fair)
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18. Shops at the Diwali mela
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19. Shops at the Diwali mela
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20. At the Diwali mela - diyas floating in water and rose petals
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21. Young married women decorate their hands with mehndi (henna)
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22. An altar is prepared for pooja (prayers) on Diwali evening

 
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