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A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Kolkata, India October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Kolkata, India October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Kolkata, India October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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An artisan rests next to the earthen lamps, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Chandigarh, India, October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

An artisan rests next to the earthen lamps, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Chandigarh, India, October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

An artisan rests next to the earthen lamps, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Chandigarh, India, October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Kolkata, India October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Kolkata, India October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Kolkata, India October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A man arranges earthen lamps in a furnace, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Mumbai, India, October 11, 2017. REUTERS/ Danish Siddiqui

A man arranges earthen lamps in a furnace, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Mumbai, India, October 11, 2017. REUTERS/ Danish Siddiqui

A man arranges earthen lamps in a furnace, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Mumbai, India, October 11, 2017. REUTERS/ Danish Siddiqui
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A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Mumbai, India, October 11, 2017. REUTERS/ Danish Siddiqui

A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Mumbai, India, October 11, 2017. REUTERS/ Danish Siddiqui

A woman colours earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, in Mumbai, India, October 11, 2017. REUTERS/ Danish Siddiqui
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A worker pours liquid paraffin wax in small iron boxes to make candles, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Kolkata, India October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A worker pours liquid paraffin wax in small iron boxes to make candles, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Kolkata, India October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A worker pours liquid paraffin wax in small iron boxes to make candles, which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Kolkata, India October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A man makes earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Ahmedabad, India October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man makes earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Ahmedabad, India October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man makes earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, at a workshop in Ahmedabad, India October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A man makes earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, on a street in Ajmer, India October 7, 2017. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma

A man makes earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, on a street in Ajmer, India October 7, 2017. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma

A man makes earthen lamps which are used to decorate temples and homes during the Hindu festival of Diwali, on a street in Ajmer, India October 7, 2017. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma
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Workers make firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Workers make firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Workers make firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A worker checks the dryness of firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A worker checks the dryness of firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A worker checks the dryness of firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A worker checks the dryness of wicks used to make firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A worker checks the dryness of wicks used to make firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A worker checks the dryness of wicks used to make firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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