More images of Hindu festival of Diwali

The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and other gods
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People dressed as the gods, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, walk through the streets during the Hindu festival of Diwali on November 13, 2012 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Up to 35,000 people attended the Diwali festival of light in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's asian community. The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and is one of the biggest in the world outside India. Sikhs and Jains also celebrate Diwali. (Getty Images)
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Families and locals gather to watch fireworks during the Hindu festival of Diwali on November 13, 2012 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Up to 35,000 people attended the Diwali festival of light in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's asian community. The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and other gods. Leicester's celebrations are one of the biggest in the world outside India. Sikhs and Jains also celebrate Diwali. (Getty Images)
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Dancer Vimi Solanki waits to perform on stage as Lord Krishna during the Hindu festival of Diwali on November 13, 2012 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Up to 35,000 people attended the Diwali festival of light in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's asian community. The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and other gods. Leicester's celebrations are one of the biggest in the world outside India. Sikhs and Jains also celebrate Diwali. (Getty Images)
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Young dancers entertain the crowds during the Hindu festival of Diwali on November 13, 2012 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Up to 35,000 people attended the Diwali festival of light in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's asian community. The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and other gods. Leicester's celebrations are one of the biggest in the world outside India. Sikhs and Jains also celebrate Diwali. (Getty Images)
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Families and locals gather to watch fireworks during the Hindu festival of Diwali on November 13, 2012 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Up to 35,000 people attended the Diwali festival of light in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's asian community. The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and other gods. Leicester's celebrations are one of the biggest in the world outside India. Sikhs and Jains also celebrate Diwali. (Getty Images)
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A family wraps up against the cold to watch fireworks during the Hindu festival of Diwali on November 13, 2012 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Up to 35,000 people attended the Diwali festival of light in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's asian community. The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and other gods. Leicester's celebrations are one of the biggest in the world outside India. Sikhs and Jains also celebrate Diwali. (Getty Images)
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Residents Suresh Bakrania and his wife Hansa (C) pose as they sit inside their home which is decorated to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali on November 13, 2012 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Up to 35,000 people attended the Diwali festival of light in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's asian community. The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and other gods. Leicester's celebrations are one of the biggest in the world outside India. Sikhs and Jains also celebrate Diwali. (Getty Images)
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A woman looks out from her saree shop to watch fireworks during the Hindu festival of Diwali on November 13, 2012 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Up to 35,000 people attended the Diwali festival of light in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's asian community. The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and other gods. Leicester's celebrations are one of the biggest in the world outside India. Sikhs and Jains also celebrate Diwali. (Getty Images)