Firecrackers bursting, beautifully decorative light lamps and colourful gifts and sweets; Diwali is one of Hinduism’s most important festivals, as Hindus around the world pray to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
Also marked by Sikhs and Jains, the celebrations for the Festival of Lights in India and Pakistan are stunning to look at.
This is a ceremony at Krishna temple, in Lahore, Pakistan, as a woman from the Hindu community holds an earthen oil lamp.
In Indonesia, a man recently celebrated what he claimed to be his 146th birthday. If the record is legitimate, he could break the world record as the oldest person to have ever lived. The record is currently held by Jeanne Calmet, who was 122 when she died.