In this Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, file photo, designer Oscar de la Renta takes a bow with models Karlie Kloss, left, and Daria Strokous, right, after his Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York.


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People buy lanterns and lamps from roadside stalls ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights in Mumbai, India.


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