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Injured workers after an explosion ripped through a fireworks factory near Sattur, in Virudhunagar district. At least 11 workers were killed and 36 injured.

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Children hold posters during an awareness campaign on prohibition of usage of firecrackers, on the eve of Diwali and Kali Puja, in Kolkata,

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Mumbai civic body bans firecrackers and fireworks ahead of Diwali, despite the prohibition Mumbaikars are yet engaged in buying firecrackers for the Diwali at Bhendi Bazar in Mumbai.

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A vendor arranges firecrackers at a roadside shop on the eve of Diwali festival, in Jammu.

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People purchase firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival, in Prayagraj.

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People buy firecrackers at a shop ahead of the 'Diwali' festival, in Prayagraj.

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Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota (C) along with singers Leena Bose (R) and Sanjeevani Bhelande (L) during a photo shoot ahead of 'Diwali' at Jalota's house, Dadar in Mumbai.

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A salesman shows firecrackers at his shop, ahead of Diwali festival, in Mumbai.

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A salesman shows firecrackers at a shop, ahead of Diwali festival, in Mumbai. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday announced a ban on use of firecrackers and fireworks in the city, saying the step was being taken to check coronavirus spread.

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Workers make traditional fireworks ahead of the Diwali festival, in Bahjani area of Nalbari district. The fireworks and crackers of Bahjani area are in good demand in and around Nalbari and its adjoining districts.

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People buy firecrackers despite the government urging public to restrain from bursting crackers during Diwali festival in view of current COVID-19 status, in Thane district.

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Villagers burst crackers to celebrate the victory of U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Painganadu a neighboring village of Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai.

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Salespersons sit outside the closed firecrackers' shops after the Delhi government put a ban on bursting and sale of all kinds of firecrackers from November 7 to November 30, owing to rising air pollution, ahead of the Diwali festival, in Old Delhi.

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Salespersons sit outside the closed firecrackers' shops after the Delhi government put a ban on bursting and sale of all kinds of firecrackers from November 7 to November 30, owing to rising air pollution, ahead of the Diwali festival, in Old Delhi.

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People visit a firecrackers' shop, ahead of the Diwali festival, near Jama Masjid in old Delhi. The Delhi Government has announced ban on burning of firecrackers, including those branded ‘green’, between November 7 and 30 in the view of rising air pollution.

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People visit a firecrackers' shop, ahead of the Diwali festival, near Jama Masjid in old Delhi.

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People visit a firecrackers' shop, ahead of the Diwali festival, near Jama Masjid in old Delhi.

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A woman visits a firecrackers' shop, ahead of the Diwali festival, near Jama Masjid in old Delhi. The Delhi Government has announced ban on burning of firecrackers, including those branded ‘green’, between November 7 and 30 in the view of rising air pollution.

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Rescue operation underway after an explosion at an alleged illegal firecracker factory, in Kushinagar district. 3 people have died in the blaze.

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People buy firecrackers at a shop ahead of Diwali festival, near Jama Musjid in old Delhi.

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A firecrackers shop ahead of Diwali festival, near Jama Musjid in old Delhi.

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BJP activists celebrate after the verdict on Babri mosque demolition case by the special CBI court, in Chikmagalur.

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A box of spent fireworks rests on the street near two burning vehicles in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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Fireworks celebrating the Greek Orthodox Easter explode over the ancient Parthenon temple at the Acropolis hill of Athens. Greeks celebrated the Resurrection of Christ very differently Saturday night: confined at home, instead of massively congregating in churches. And they had to do without the "Holy Light" from Jerusalem, which arrived in Athens but was not distributed, as authorities remained ready to crack down on anyone who violated the strict curfew imposed almost a month ago.

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Police personnel investigate at the site of an explosion which occurred during a 'Nagar Kirtan' religious procession near Pahu village in Tarn Taran district. Two people were killed and 11 injured in a firecracker explosion.

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Fireworks illuminate the sky over St. Sava temple in downtown Belgrade, Serbia. Orthodox Christians in Serbia celebrate New Year on Jan. 14, according to the Julian calendar.

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Fireworks explode during a ceremony on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.

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People gather as fireworks explode during a ceremony on the opening night of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeastern China's Heilongjiang Province.

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Fireworks explode on the Tokyo skyline near the Rainbow Bridge for the Christmas and New Year festive season at Odaiba in Tokyo, Japan.

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Fireworks explode over a floating Christmas tree at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah and Amal Movement groups, background, fire firecrackers against the riot policemen, foreground, as they try to attack the anti-government protesters squares, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon has been facing its worst economic crisis in decades, amid nationwide protests that began on Oct 17 against the ruling political class which demonstrators accuse of mismanagement and corruption.

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Fire works explode over the presidential palace to celebrate the inauguration of Alberto Fernandez as new president in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Fire works explode over the presidential palace to celebrate the inauguration of Alberto Fernandez as new president at the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A display of fireworks at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in Amritsar.

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Residents of Sadatganj area burst fire crackers outside their houses to celebrate SCs judgement in Ram Janmabhoomi case, in Ayodhya.

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Supporters of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) celebrate the Supreme Court's verdict outside the VHP office in Ahmadabad. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims. The dispute over land ownership has been one of the country's most contentious issues.

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People light fire crackers on a street during Diwali festival in Hyderabad.

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People play with fireworks during Diwali, the festival of lights, in Prayagraj. People across the country are celebrating Diwali where people decorate their homes with light and burst fireworks.

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People drive past firecrackers being burst on a street during Diwali festival in Hyderabad.

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People drive past firecrackers being burst on a street during Diwali festival in Hyderabad.

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Families participate in a ceremony to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, at a temple in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Fireworks on display during Diwali festival, in Kullu district.

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Foreign tourists light candles and burn crackers during Diwali celebrations, in Varanasi.

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People play with fireworks during Diwali, the festival of lights, in Prayagraj, India. Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali where people decorate their homes with light and burst fireworks.

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Indians drive past firecrackers being burst on a street during Diwali festival in Hyderabad. Hindus light lamps, wear new clothes, exchange sweets and gifts and pray to goddess Lakshmi during Diwali, the festival of lights.

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People shop for green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi.

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A boy buys green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi.

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Fireworks on display on the occasion of Dhanteras festival ahead of Diwali, in Prayagraj.

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A shopkeeper arranges firecrackers at his shop ahead of the festival of Diwali, in Jammu.

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Students form a human chain to spread awareness about ways to celebrate Diwali in an eco-friendly manner, in Mumbai.

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A schoolgirl wears a mask and walks in an air and sound pollution awareness rally, urging people not to burst firecrackers during Diwali festival in Kolkata.

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School students wear masks and walk in an air and sound pollution awareness rally, urging people not to burst firecrackers during Diwali festival in Kolkata.

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School students wear masks and walk in an air and sound pollution awareness rally, urging people not to burst firecrackers during Diwali festival in Kolkata.

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A shop-keeper arranges fire-crackers at his shop ahead of the festival of Diwali at Island Grounds in Chennai.

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A worker engaged in making firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali festival, at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

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Workers busy in making firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali festival, at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

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Workers take a break to eat lunch while making firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad. Fire crackers are in huge demand in during Diwali, the festival of lights, which will be celebrated on Oct. 27.

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Workers make firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad.

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A worker makes firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad.

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A worker makes firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad.

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A worker makes firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad.

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A worker cuts wicks to make firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad.

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A worker mixes gun powder to make firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali festival at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad.

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A worker mixes gunpowder to make firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali festival at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad.

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A worker makes firecrackers for the upcoming Diwali festival at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad. Fire crackers are in huge demand during Diwali, the festival of lights.

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A set of newly unveiled 'green crackers', developed by CSRI, at Anusandhan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan launches a set of 'green crackers', at Anusandhan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan with CSIR Director General Shekhar C Mande (2nd R), CSIR-NEERI Director Rakesh Kumar (L) and others launches a set of 'green crackers', at Anusandhan Bhawan in New Delhi

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Fireworks and a giant Chinese national flag formed by lights are seen at the evening gala held on Tiananmen Square for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. Tiananmen Square is both where leader Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and where pro-democracy protesters rallied in 1989 before being quashed by the military in a bloody crackdown.

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Police peronnel and rescue members clear debris following a major blast in a cracker manufacturing unit in which at least six persons are feared dead and several injured, in Etah

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh interacts with victim of a blast at a fireworks factory, at a Civil hospital in Batala of Gurdaspur district

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh interacts with family members and relatives of victims at the blast site in Batala of Gurdaspur district.

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Hardev and Kuljit Singh, two of the victims injured in the Batala fireworks factory blast, leave for their homes after receiving treatment at the civil hospital in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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Relatives of the victims killed in the blast at the fireworks factory, mourn during their funeral ceremony at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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NDRF personnel carry out rescue works at the site of blast in the fireworks factory at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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NDRF personnel carry out rescue works at the site of blast in the fireworks factory at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. At least 23 people have died and 27 others injured in the mishap that took place Wednesday, Sept 4, 2019.

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A car is seen buried under the debris after a blast in a fireworks factory a Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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Rescue works underway after a blast in a fireworks factory at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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Locals carry out rescue works after a blast took place at a fireworks factory at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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A collapsed building after a blast took place at a fireworks factory at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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Mangled remains of a vehicle after a blast in a fireworks factory a Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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Onlookers seen at the site as rescue works underway after a blast in a fireworks factory at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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Rescue works underway after a blast in a fireworks factory at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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Rescue works underway after a blast in a fireworks factory at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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Onlookers seen at the site as rescue works underway after a blast in a fireworks factory at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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Rescue works underway after a blast in a fireworks factory at Batala, in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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Rescuers work at the site of an explosion at a fireworks factory in Batala, in the northern Indian state of Punjab. More than a dozen people were killed in the explosion that caused the building to catch fire and collapse, officials said.

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A victim of a blast in a fireworks factory at Batala, being brought to Guru Nanak Hospital for treatment, in Amritsar. At least 18 people have died, 15 others injured and many feared trapped under the debris in Gurdaspur district.

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Fireworks mark the end of the museum bank festival at the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Fireworks explode as Azerbaijan's military band perform during the Spasskaya Tower international military music festival in Red Square and the St. Basil Cathedra in the background in Moscow, Russia.

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BJP workers celebrate the Union government's move to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, in Jaipur.

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BJP activists celebrate after B. S. Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka, in Hubballi.

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Fireworks explode over the National stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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Fireworks explode during the Opening Ceremony for the Pan American Games at the National stadium in Lima, Peru.

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Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations. Bastille Day marks the July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution.

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Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations. Bastille Day marks the July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution.

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People on the east side of Manhattan watch a fireworks display, part of Independence Day festivities, in New York.

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Fireworks light up the sky above the Brooklyn Bridge during Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show in New York.

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Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol, at the National Mall, during the Independence Day celebrations in Washington after President Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' remarks at Lincoln Memorial.

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Michael Mays, left, of Cockeysville, Md., and Samuel Koch, of Reisterstown, Md., watch the firework display during the Baltimore County Independence Extravaganza, in Cockeysville.

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