Widows, who have been abandoned by their families, and other Hindu devotees gather before offering prayers on the banks of the river Yamuna as part of Diwali celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International in Vrindavan, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh October 21, 2014. Hundreds of the widows who live in various ashrams run by the Sulabh International participated in the celebrations for the first time this year, according to the organisers. Diwali, the annual festival of lights will be celebrated across the country on October 23. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA – Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY) – RTR4B1Q0

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