Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, celebrated in pictures - Photo Gallery

The Diwali - the Hindu Festival of Lights - has started today. The name Diwali means "row of lamps" and in this occasion, Hindus celebrate the victory of good over evil. People are expected to spring-clean their homes and to wear new clothes. They also must welcome the good spirits by decorating buildings with fancy lights, while fireworks are set off to keep the bad ones away.

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