Dancer Vimi Solanki waits to perform on stage as Lord Krishna during the Hindu festival of Diwali on November 13, 2012 in Leicester, England. Up to 35,000 people attended the festival of light in Leicester's Golden Mile in the heart of the city's Asian community. Sikhs and Jains also celebrate Diwali. The festival is an opportunity for Hindus to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and other gods. Leicester's celebrations are one of the biggest in the world outside India. By Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.