In Photos: India This Week (14 October - 21 October)
Residential buildings are decorated with colorful lights, as a firecracker lights up, during Diwali festival in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. 
Residential buildings are decorated with colorful lights, as a firecracker lights up, during Diwali festival in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Photo: AP/Altaf Qadri)

In Photos: India This Week (14 October - 21 October)

Beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, The Quint brings you a snapshot of India this week.

Morning smog envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. 
Morning smog envelops the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. 
(Photo: AP/Altaf Qadri)
An Indian vendor sells marigold flowers ahead of Diwali in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, will be celebrated on Oct. 19. 
An Indian vendor sells marigold flowers ahead of Diwali in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, will be celebrated on Oct. 19. 
(Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A)
Indians light a sky lantern to celebrate Diwali festival in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.
Indians light a sky lantern to celebrate Diwali festival in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.
(Photo: AP/Altaf Qadri)
Rescue workers remove the debris to look for survivors at the site of a building that collapsed in Bangalore, India, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. A two-story building collapsed early Monday when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a residential building in southern India. 
Rescue workers remove the debris to look for survivors at the site of a building that collapsed in Bangalore, India, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. A two-story building collapsed early Monday when a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a residential building in southern India. 
(Photo: AP/Aijaz Rahi)
Vendors wait for cutsomers at their stalls at a wholesale vegetable market in Mumbai, India, October 16, 2017. 
Vendors wait for cutsomers at their stalls at a wholesale vegetable market in Mumbai, India, October 16, 2017. 
(Photo: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)
Supporters of India’s ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a public rally at Bhaat village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 16, 2017.
Supporters of India’s ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a public rally at Bhaat village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India October 16, 2017.
(Photo: Reuters/Amit Dave)
A girl walks past clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters ‘Dakinis’ and ‘Yoginis’, who will be worshipped along with the Hindu goddess Kali during the Kali Puja festival, at a roadside workshop in Kolkata, India October 17, 2017.
A girl walks past clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters ‘Dakinis’ and ‘Yoginis’, who will be worshipped along with the Hindu goddess Kali during the Kali Puja festival, at a roadside workshop in Kolkata, India October 17, 2017.
(Photo: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri)
Hindu priests put the finishing touches to a rangoli, or mural made out of coloured powders, at a temple ahead of Diwali festival celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, October 17, 2017. 
Hindu priests put the finishing touches to a rangoli, or mural made out of coloured powders, at a temple ahead of Diwali festival celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, October 17, 2017. 
(Photo: Reuters/Amit Dave)
Wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring installed on a road organised by local residents as part of Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrations in Kolkata, India, October 18, 2017. 
Wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring installed on a road organised by local residents as part of Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrations in Kolkata, India, October 18, 2017. 
(Photo: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri)
A cyclist pedals through the morning smog a day after Diwali festival, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.
A cyclist pedals through the morning smog a day after Diwali festival, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.
(Photo: AP/Manish Swarup)

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