Students prepare to burn a coronavirus model during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in Hyderabad, India, on Saturday. Photo: AFP Students prepare to burn a coronavirus model during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in Hyderabad, India, on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Students prepare to burn a coronavirus model during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in Hyderabad, India, on Saturday. Photo: AFP

India lights up to celebrate Diwali amid coronavirus and pollution fears

  • The Hindu festival of lights is typically celebrated by socialising and exchanging gifts with friends and family
  • Lighting oil lamps or candles and setting off fireworks symbolise a victory of light over darkness

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Students prepare to burn a coronavirus model during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in Hyderabad, India, on Saturday. Photo: AFP Students prepare to burn a coronavirus model during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in Hyderabad, India, on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Students prepare to burn a coronavirus model during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in Hyderabad, India, on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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