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Celebrating Diwali, festival of lights

A man waits for customers at his tea stall as residential buildings are seen illuminated during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man waits for customers at his tea stall as residential buildings are seen illuminated during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man waits for customers at his tea stall as residential buildings are seen illuminated during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A devotee wearing a protective mask prays at a temple during Diwali in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

A devotee wearing a protective mask prays at a temple during Diwali in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

A devotee wearing a protective mask prays at a temple during Diwali in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng
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Children light firecrackers during Diwali in Mumbai, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas

Children light firecrackers during Diwali in Mumbai, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas

Children light firecrackers during Diwali in Mumbai, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas
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The front of the Tate Britain art gallery is illuminated with a light installation by artist Chila Kumari Burman to celebrate the festival of Diwali in London, Britain, November 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The front of the Tate Britain art gallery is illuminated with a light installation by artist Chila Kumari Burman to celebrate the festival of Diwali in London, Britain, November 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The front of the Tate Britain art gallery is illuminated with a light installation by artist Chila Kumari Burman to celebrate the festival of Diwali in London, Britain, November 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Devotees rest on stairs at a temple during Diwali in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng    

Devotees rest on stairs at a temple during Diwali in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng    

Devotees rest on stairs at a temple during Diwali in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng    
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A dog with tika on his paws is pictured after being worshipped during the dog festival as part of Tihar, celebrations also called Diwali, in Bhaktapur, Nepal November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A dog with tika on his paws is pictured after being worshipped during the dog festival as part of Tihar, celebrations also called Diwali, in Bhaktapur, Nepal November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A dog with tika on his paws is pictured after being worshipped during the dog festival as part of Tihar, celebrations also called Diwali, in Bhaktapur, Nepal November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Priests Pandit Nayan Vyas and Pandit Bal Krishan Gautama prepare to perform a live stream Diwali Puja service from the Hindu Temple in Newcastle, Britain, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Priests Pandit Nayan Vyas and Pandit Bal Krishan Gautama prepare to perform a live stream Diwali Puja service from the Hindu Temple in Newcastle, Britain, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Priests Pandit Nayan Vyas and Pandit Bal Krishan Gautama prepare to perform a live stream Diwali Puja service from the Hindu Temple in Newcastle, Britain, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Children watch as firecrackers burn on a street during Diwali in Mumbai, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas

Children watch as firecrackers burn on a street during Diwali in Mumbai, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas

Children watch as firecrackers burn on a street during Diwali in Mumbai, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas
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A devotee wearing a protective mask worships at a Hindu temple to mark the Diwali festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A devotee wearing a protective mask worships at a Hindu temple to mark the Diwali festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A devotee wearing a protective mask worships at a Hindu temple to mark the Diwali festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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People watch as firecrackers burn during Diwali in New Delhi, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

People watch as firecrackers burn during Diwali in New Delhi, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

People watch as firecrackers burn during Diwali in New Delhi, India, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A devotee wearing a protective mask lights an oil lamp at a Hindu temple to mark Diwali in Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A devotee wearing a protective mask lights an oil lamp at a Hindu temple to mark Diwali in Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

A devotee wearing a protective mask lights an oil lamp at a Hindu temple to mark Diwali in Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Priests Pandit Nayan Vyas and Pandit Bal Krishan Gautama perform a live stream Diwali Puja service from the Hindu Temple in Newcastle, Britain, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Priests Pandit Nayan Vyas and Pandit Bal Krishan Gautama perform a live stream Diwali Puja service from the Hindu Temple in Newcastle, Britain, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Priests Pandit Nayan Vyas and Pandit Bal Krishan Gautama perform a live stream Diwali Puja service from the Hindu Temple in Newcastle, Britain, November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Light Illuminate Kathmandu valley during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Light Illuminate Kathmandu valley during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Light Illuminate Kathmandu valley during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 14, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Pakistani Hindu refugees hold candles as they celebrate on the eve of Diwali, during a visit by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, in New Delhi, India November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Pakistani Hindu refugees hold candles as they celebrate on the eve of Diwali, during a visit by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, in New Delhi, India November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Pakistani Hindu refugees hold candles as they celebrate on the eve of Diwali, during a visit by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, in New Delhi, India November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Illuminated Akshardham temple is seen on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Gandhinagar, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Illuminated Akshardham temple is seen on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Gandhinagar, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Illuminated Akshardham temple is seen on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Gandhinagar, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A devotee wearing a face shield prays at the Akshardham temple on the eve of Diwali, in Gandhinagar, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A devotee wearing a face shield prays at the Akshardham temple on the eve of Diwali, in Gandhinagar, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A devotee wearing a face shield prays at the Akshardham temple on the eve of Diwali, in Gandhinagar, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Devotees visit illuminated Akshardham temple on the eve of Diwali, in Gandhinagar, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Devotees visit illuminated Akshardham temple on the eve of Diwali, in Gandhinagar, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Devotees visit illuminated Akshardham temple on the eve of Diwali, in Gandhinagar, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A woman carries a basket filled with marigold flowers, used to make garlands and offer prayers, before selling them to the market for Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 12, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman carries a basket filled with marigold flowers, used to make garlands and offer prayers, before selling them to the market for Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 12, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman carries a basket filled with marigold flowers, used to make garlands and offer prayers, before selling them to the market for Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 12, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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A potter arranges earthen lamps, which are used to decorate homes and temples during Diwali, at a workshop in Ahmedabad, India November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A potter arranges earthen lamps, which are used to decorate homes and temples during Diwali, at a workshop in Ahmedabad, India November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A potter arranges earthen lamps, which are used to decorate homes and temples during Diwali, at a workshop in Ahmedabad, India November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A vendor hangs a lantern at a market on the eve of Diwali, in Mumbai, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni

A vendor hangs a lantern at a market on the eve of Diwali, in Mumbai, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni

A vendor hangs a lantern at a market on the eve of Diwali, in Mumbai, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni
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A woman makes earthenware oil lamps or "Diyo" for the upcoming festival of Tihar, also known as Diwali, in Bhaktapur, Nepal November 8, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman makes earthenware oil lamps or "Diyo" for the upcoming festival of Tihar, also known as Diwali, in Bhaktapur, Nepal November 8, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman makes earthenware oil lamps or "Diyo" for the upcoming festival of Tihar, also known as Diwali, in Bhaktapur, Nepal November 8, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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A vendor hangs a lantern at a market before Diwali, in Mumbai, India, November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas

A vendor hangs a lantern at a market before Diwali, in Mumbai, India, November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas

A vendor hangs a lantern at a market before Diwali, in Mumbai, India, November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Macarenhas
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Chet Kumari Chitrakar, paints a traditional poster of goddess of wealth Laxmi, along with other various deities for the upcoming festival of Tihar, also known as Diwali, in Bhaktapur, Nepal November 8, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Chet Kumari Chitrakar, paints a traditional poster of goddess of wealth Laxmi, along with other various deities for the upcoming festival of Tihar, also known as Diwali, in Bhaktapur, Nepal November 8, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Chet Kumari Chitrakar, paints a traditional poster of goddess of wealth Laxmi, along with other various deities for the upcoming festival of Tihar, also known as Diwali, in Bhaktapur, Nepal November 8, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Shoppers crowd at market at Ashon, one of the busiest marketplaces in the country, during Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Shoppers crowd at market at Ashon, one of the busiest marketplaces in the country, during Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Shoppers crowd at market at Ashon, one of the busiest marketplaces in the country, during Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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A worker makes a broom at a workshop ahead of the Tihar festival, also known as Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A worker makes a broom at a workshop ahead of the Tihar festival, also known as Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A worker makes a broom at a workshop ahead of the Tihar festival, also known as Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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