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Diwali celebration 2016: World lit up to celebrate the festival of light with fervour and zeal

31 Oct 2016, 14:59:12
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Fireworks illuminated the evening sky, earthen lamps dotted houses and lights decked up buildings as people across the world exchanged sweets and gifts on the occasion of Diwali. People burst crackers, lit fireworks and visited their kith and kin, exchanging festive greetings and sweets while social media, including the likes of WhatsApp and Twitter, was flooded with Diwali messages as many took the virtual route to convey their wishes. Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya from his exile after vanquishing demon-king Ravana. Not just in the India, the festival was celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in US as well. US President Barack Obama has celebrated Diwali by lighting the first-ever diya in the Oval Office of the White House and hoped that his successors would continue the tradition. Here’s a look at the Diwali celebrations across the world:
 

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