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On Nov. 17, many members of the local Indian community celebrated Diwali with cultural programs, singing, dancing and traditional Indian food at the downtown Spokane Comfort Inn. Diwali is one of the biggest Hindu festivals, celebrated for five days with the third day being the “Festival of Lights.”

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11/28/2012 10:04:46 AM

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Kids performed a play showing some of the reasons Indians celebrate Diwali. Pictured above are Rohini, Prateek, Kuhu, Sanjana, Radhika, Neeharika, Viswas, Suhas, Shreya, Srikar and Aditya. Sowmya Surapaneni (standing in the back) directed the play. (Liberty Lake residents are in bold.)