Slideshow | Diwali and other fascinating festivals around the world

Diwali caps a fortnight of festivals, across the world. A look at how the festive spirit is cheering up people in different ways.
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    A girl lights earthen lamps to form the shape of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, on the occasion of Diwali in Chandigarh in India. Reuters
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    Volunteers of a social organisation release sky lanterns to promote a peaceful and eco-friendly Diwali, and create awareness against child labour in the fire cracker industry in Kolkata. AFP
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    People wearing masks participate in a parade during the National Encounter of Mask festival in Aserri, near San Jose, Costa Rica. Reuters
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    People throw lotus flowers from a decorated boat carrying a Buddha statue during the Lotus Flower Receiving Festival in Bangkok. The festival is held annually to celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent and the rainy season. AP
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    Snapshots from the Seoul Lantern Festival 2012 in Seoul, South Korea which interprets the theme “Seoul’s Roots, the Lifestyles of Our Ancestors”, highlighting Seoul’s 2,000 year-old history and traditions. Reuters
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    Naked volunteers wearing white sheets pose for the early morning nude photo installation titled “Spirits” as part of the ‘Festival de Calacas’ (Festival of Skeletons) to commemorate the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Reuters
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    Italian soprano Nino Machaidze performs the Thais opera by Jules Massenet as part of the Placido Domingo festival at the Maestranza theatre in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain. Reuters
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    Models present creations by Indonesian designer Paul Ropp as part of his “Ethnic Extravaganza” collection during the Islamic Fashion Festival in Kuala Lumpur. Reuters
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    Ballet stars Viengsay Valdes and Arian Molina perform “In the night,” by Jerome Robbins, during the opening gala of 23nd International Ballet Festival at the National Theater in Havana, Cuba. Reuters
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    Onlookers watch as giant kites take to the skies at Blouberstrand during the annual Cape Town International Kite Festival, which takes place this weekend in South Africa. Reuters
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    Buddhist Rakhine people displaced by violence, light candles during the Festival of Lights, also known as Thadingyut, at a monastery that is used as a refugee camp in Sittwe, Myanmar. Reuters
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    Spanish dancer Maria Cabeza de Vaca performs during the rehearsal of “Alegrame el dia” (Rejoice me the day) by Ro&Mari as part of the International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Seville, Spain. Reuters
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    A man performs a trick on a bicycle during a Bicycle Festival outside Buenos Aires’ planetarium, Argentina. Reuters
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    Men costumed as women participate in the Fantasy Fest Masquerade March in Key West, Florida. The event attracted thousands of costumed revellers. Reuters
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    A jockey competes during Chonburi’s annual buffalo race festival in Bangkok. The event, which also celebrates the rice harvest, dates back to the buffalo trade in Chonburi, once the trade centre of Thailand’s east. Reuters
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    A freestyle skier soars during the Relentless Freeze Festival at Battersea Power Station in London. Reuters
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    A reveller takes part in the Los Aguizotes festival in Masaya city, Managua, Nicaragua. During Los Aguizotes, residents dress up as ghosts and other spirits of the dead from Nicaraguan myths and legends. Reuters
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    Women pray during the festival of Karva Chauth inside a temple in Chandigarh n India. Married women observe a one-day fast and offer prayers for the well-being of their husbands during the festival. Reuters
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    A tattoo artist works on the arm of a client at the Tattoo Rock Festival in Lisbon. Reuters

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