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In Pictures: Diwali celebrations

People gather in Trafalgar Square for the Diwali celebrations

Up to 30,000 people attended the Diwali in the Square celebrations in Trafalgar Square on Sunday. Pictures by Hayley Madden.

The stage erected at Trafalgar Square for the performances

The wet and windy weather did not stop the crowds from enjoying the performances.

Dancers performing

The acts included dancers and Sikh martial arts. There were also food stalls and henna painting.

A singer performs at the Diwali celebrations

Diwali is the festival of light and is an important occasion for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains.

Lanterns lit at the end of the event

The event was rounded off with thousands of lanterns being lit.



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