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Prime Minister David Cameron has sent best wishes to those celebrating Diwali.
Mr Cameron said:
Let me take this opportunity to wish everyone in the UK and across the world a very happy and peaceful Diwali. A festival which celebrates hope over all else, it represents values shared by many of us in the UK.
As British Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists join friends and family to celebrate this festival of lights, let us also celebrate the great cultural, social and economic contribution they, and generations before them, have made to this country.
So once again, let me wish all a very happy and prosperous Diwali and Saal Mubarak (New Year).