candles, fireworks and sweets!
Barack Obama bows to Sri Narayanachar Digalakote, Hindu Priest from the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Maryland, after lighting an oil lamp in observance of Diwali
In Nepal the festival of Diwali is known as Tihar. On the second day of Tihar, dogs are honored and blessed. In this photo, Nepalese policemen pose with their dogs after applying vermillion to their foreheads and placing marigold garlands around their necks