Picture of the Day: Preparing for DiwaliBy Picture of the Day Nov 01, 2013 3:35PM UTC
An Indian potter paints earthen lamps ahead of Diwali, or the Hindu festival of lights, in Amritsar, India. The most important festival of the year in India, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The biggest — and loudest — celebrations come Sunday, when people set off a near-constant stream of firecrackers that light up the sky before leaving a dark, smoggy cloud that lingers for days.
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