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Colour, lights and sparkle: India celebrates Diwali

The entire country is celebrating the joyous festival of lights. People crowd the markets for some last minute festive shopping.

The entire country is celebrating the joyous festival of lights. People crowd the markets for some last minute festive shopping. (Source: Express photo by Dilip Kagda)

People flock to Dadar market to buy flowers, crackers and sweets in Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Dilip Kagda)

A flower vendor sells bunches of Lotus flowers at Meenatai Thackeray flower Market, Parel. (Source: Express photo by Vasant Prabhu)

Fireworks light up the Mumbai skyline. (Source: Express Photo by Pradip Das)

Women buy earthen lamps, also called as diyas in Assam. (Source: AP)

Visually challenged children take delight in lighting a few sparklers. (PTI)

As per tradition, people light diyas outside their homes during Diwali. Seen here women do some shopping on choti Diwali. (Source: PTI)

People buy lamps and lanterns in Nagpur, Maharashtra. (Source: PTI)

In keeping with the festive spirit, a rangoli competition was held in Sion. (Source: Express photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)

A participant is engrossed in creating a rangoli. (Source: Express photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)