Indian dung festival celebrates end to Diwali amid COVID outbreak

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    For more: India celebrates Diwali festival this week, hundreds of exuberant villagers, who were not wearing masks, scooped up handfuls of cow dung to toss at each other like snowballs. India has the world-second highest number of COVID cases, with nearly nine million confirmed cases.

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