TORONTO – Thousands around the world kicked off Diwali celebrations on Sunday, the vibrant Hindu festival of lights.
The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and other gods.
Below are photos of Diwali celebration from around the world:
People handle fireworks to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Jammu India, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali where people decorate their homes with lights, let off fireworks and pray to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. (Photo credit: AP Photo)
A man sits among marigold flower garlands for sale at an intersection in the early morning of November 3, 2013 in New Delhi. The garlands are used by people to decorate their homes. (Photo credit: Getty Images)
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