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In pictures: Diwali comes to Trafalgar Square

Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have staged a colourful celebration in central London.

Diwali in Trafalgar Square (Victoria Jones/PA)
Diwali in Trafalgar Square (Victoria Jones/PA)

Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have gathered in central London to celebrate the Diwali Festival of Lights.

The colourful display drew a huge crowd to Trafalgar Square.

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Hindus, Sikhs and Jains gather in Trafalgar Square (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The celebration opened under sunny skies in the capital (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The line-up included music and dance (Victoria Jones/PA)
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There were also workshops for the whole family, plus food and crafts (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Workshops included how to put on a sari (Victoria Jones/PA)
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And dancing like Bollywood stars (Victoria Jones/PA)
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London mayor Sadiq Khan attended the event and led a minute’s silence for those who died in the First World War (Mark Allan/ Royal British Legion/PA)

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