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Thousands celebrate Diwali

Thousands of people celebrated Diwali last night, with many taking to Leicester's Belgrave Road for restaurants, shops and fireworks.

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Thousands attend Diwali celebrations in Leicester

Leicester's Belgrave Road last night Credit: ITV News Central

Thousands of people attended Leicester's Diwali celebrations last night. Diwali, the festival of light, is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs.

Thousands gather in Leicester to celebrate Diwali Credit: ITV News Central

Last night's celebrations saw Belgrave Road, the city's Golden Mile, closed to traffic as thousands of people from all faiths and cultures take to the shops and restaurants before a firework display in Cossington Park.

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