Diwali 2018 in Photos: World Celebrates the Festival of Lights

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A Nepal Armed Police dog handler and his dog show off their skills at the Armed Police Dog Training School in Kathmandu. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images
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An Indian artist gives final touches to an idol of the Hindu Goddess Kali at a workshop ahead of the Diwali festival in Hyderabad. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
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Indian people light earthen lamps on the banks of the River Sarayu in Ayodhya. SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images
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A group of devotees sing and chant the name of the Hindu God Rama, as the float passes in front of the Juma Masjid Mosque, the largest mosque in the Southern hemisphere during a street parade in Durban. RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images
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A Pakistani Hindu woman carries oil lamps while praying during Diwali Festival in Lahore. ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images
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An Indian laborer assembles fireworks made at a factory ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Barpeta, in India's northeast Assam state. Firework use hits a peak across India during the Diwali festival, although the Supreme Court has been trying to restrict sales to tackle mounting pollution. DAVID TALUKDAR/AFP/Getty Images
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Indian shoppers look for decoration items in Amritsar. NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images
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A group of South African dancers perform under the auspices of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha, a body representing Hindus in South Africa. RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images
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Indian women along with their children prepare marigold garlands in Amritsar. NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images
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A potter makes "Diyas" or clay lamps at a stall in Bangalore. "Diyas", which are lit and placed around the home, are in heavy demand during the Diwali festival. MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images
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An Indian artist gives final touches to an idol of the Hindu Goddess Kali in Hyderabad. NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images
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Nepali Hindu devotees worship a cow, regarded as an incarnation of the Hindu deity Laxmi, in Kathmandu. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images