June 16, 2010

Diwali Festival, India

Photograph by Joe McNally, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel

Two women in Jaipur hold candles to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Observed over five days throughout India, it marks, among other things, the start of the new business year and the victory of light over dark.

Photo Tip: Festivals, parades, and similar events offer an ideal chance to photograph people at their most colorful and at a time when everyone expects to be photographed.

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