In Photos: Malaysia gets ready for Diwali
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In Photos: Malaysia gets ready for Diwali

TOMORROW, Hindus worldwide celebrate Diwali, the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.

It’s a day of prayers, clean homes, new clothes and glorious sweets.

But to get there, preparations start week ahead. In Malaysia, that means thronging shops in the many Little Indias around the big cities to buy whatever’s needed to prepare for the big day.

In its capital Kuala Lumpur, that place is historically Lebuh Ampang and Masjid India.

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Slow business or not, these photographs show the days leading up to it is just as much as a feast for the senses as the festival itself:

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