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A Pakistani Hindu girl holds an earthen lamp while decorating an area of her house to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 in Karachi, Pakistan. Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali, where people decorate their homes with light and set off firecrackers. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an opportunity for Hindus to honor Lakshmi, the goddess

of wealth, and is one of the biggest in the world outside India. Hindus decorate their homes and places of worship with flowers and

lights.