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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