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Indian potter Chelimila Veera Swamy makes earthen pots or 'diyas' ahead of the forthcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.

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Indian potter Chelimila Veera Swamy makes earthen pots or ‘diyas’ ahead of the forthcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.

Afghan man makes a bowl from mud in outskirts of Kabul...An Afghan man makes a bowl from mud in outskirts of Kabul, April 10, 2013.

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An Afghan man makes a bowl from mud on the outskirts of Kabul, April 10 2013.