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Oct. 21, 2014. Indian widows wave sparklers as they participate in a celebration for the Hindu festival Diwali on the banks of the Yamuna river in the northern city of Vrindavan.

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21 October Indian widows wave sparklers as they participate in a celebration for the Hindu festival Diwali on the banks of the Yamuna river in the northern city of Vrindavan, INDIA.

Festival of lights

Customers shop for lanterns at a roadside Diwali market in Mumbai, India, October REUTERS-Shailesh Andrade

A long-tailed macaque naps on a religious statue after eating during the annual Monkey Buffet Festival at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in Lopburi,  north of Bangkok. The festival provides food and drinks to the local monkey population, which numbers more than 2,000, to thank them for drawing tourists to the town.

The Monkey Buffet Festival in Lopburi, Thailand, in pictures

Brighton no-religion map

Where do atheists live? Maps show the 'godless' cities of England and Wales

DataShine, a new census data visualisation tool from Oliver O’Brien at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, shows ‘no religion’ hotspots in some cities, while others keep the faith

Mexico City could become the Aztec Waterworld if it keeps sinking every year | Fusion

Mexico City Could Become the Aztec Waterworld if It Keeps Sinking Every Year

MEXICO CITY — Seven hundred years ago, ancient Mexicans achieved an ancient engineering marvel: founding the city of Tenochtitlan on top of a lake surrounded by mountains.

In Vrindavan, India, a group of widows break social taboos and celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.

For India's Widows, A Riot Of Color, An Act Of Liberation

In Vrindavan, India, a group of widows break social taboos and celebrate Holi, the festival of colors.

buddhist lanterns

Thailand: Thousands of Sky Lanterns Released to Celebrate Buddhist Festivals of Loi Krathong and Yi Peng [Pictures]

40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities These farmers grow maize, onions and other vegetables in a city in Ghana. They use groundwater to irrigate their crops.

A HEADS UP: The Czech Republic is poised to change its name to "Czechia" to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing.

Czech Republic to be called Czechia

A HEADS UP: The Czech Republic is poised to change its name to "Czechia" to make it easier for companies and sports teams to use it on products and clothing.

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