Delhi shrouded in smog after Diwali celebrations | AFP

After India’s biggest firework party of the year, Delhi awoke to a pollution hangover on Monday, with residents in the capital forced to breathe hazardous levels of toxic particles.

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India pottery village lights up for Diwali | AFP

The narrow lanes of Kumhar Gram are buzzing with activity ahead of Diwali as generations of potters race to create clay decorations for customers across the country. Known as the “Potter’s Village”, the settlement is home to around 500 families from India’s traditional pottery community, who moved to the area half a century ago.

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Indian farmers burn crop stubble despite Delhi ban | AFP

Indian farmers burn crop stubble despite a ban, causing a dip in air quality in many parts of Delhi and surrounding cities. Delhi is one of the world’s most polluted cities and each winter, seasonal crop stubble burning, dense cloud cover and smoke from millions of Diwali firecrackers turn its skies a putrid yellow.

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Indian firework sellers fume over fesitval ‘eco-cracker’ ban

Demand for fireworks in India rises in the run-up to Diwali — the Hindu festival of light that will be celebrated on Wednesday. But because of their contribution to noise and air pollution, India’s Supreme Court has put sweeping restrictions in place – leaving firework producers worried.