Around the world, from India and Mauritius to the United Kingdom and Guyana, Hindus gathered with friends and family this weekend to celebrate the festival of lights: Diwali. Also known as Dipawali, which means "row of lamps," the holiday commemorates the victory of good over evil within individuals. Watch our photo slideshow of celebrations in New York.
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Muslims have been celebrating the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of fasting known as Ramadan. In Pakistan, in cities like Lahore, Eid means neon-lit and food-fueled street fairs long into the night.