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    Posted November 13, 2012 by
    Tazeen
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    CNN celebrates ... Diwali

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    Festival of Lights

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     New Delhi based student, Tazeen, took these images after returning home to her native Bhubaneswar, north-eastern India, to be with her family for this year's Diwali celebrations.

    "For me, Diwali is a festival to enjoy with family and friends and most importantly it illumines lives with new energy and hope," she says. "It gives me a reason to leave behind the past and look at my future afresh."

    "I took (photos of) these young girls in order to show that the age old traditions still stand strong among the youth of today. The lights in the background and the lights of the diyas establishes the fact that the picture is all about festival of lights."

    Girls decorating the house with the earthen lamps or 'diyas' for Diwali. Lighting diyas is a common feature of the festival. The young girls portray that the age old traditions still stand strong among the youth of today.

     

    Diwali is a festival to enjoy with family and friends and most importantly it illumines lives with new energy and hope. It gives a reason to leave behind the past and look at future afresh.


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