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Diwali Around the World

As we move into winter, India’s biggest holiday lights the way with a celebration of light over darkness. Light a candle, and join us on a tour of Diwali around the world.

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Diwali in western Indian city of Ahmedabad
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Young women put the finishing touches on a rangoli in a neighborhood courtyard. The decorative design, created with materials such as colored rice, flour and sand, as well as flower petals, symbolizes a sacred welcoming area for Hindu deities -- and is a common sight during Diwali. In the western Indian state of Gujarat, the day following Diwali also marks the New Year.

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