In Pictures: Trafalgar Square awash with colour in Diwali celebration
A dancer performs at Diwali on the Square (Yui Mok/PA)
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Music and dance brightened up central London on Sunday as Diwali on the Square was staged.

The annual event featured 200 colourfully dressed dancers, with performances by the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities.

Diwali on the Square Celebration Trafalgar Square(Yui Mok/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Yui Mok

Diwali on the Square Celebration Trafalgar Square(Yui Mok/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Yui Mok

Diwali on the Square Celebration Trafalgar Square(Yui Mok/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Yui Mok

It is a free family event organised by the mayor of London, with visitors able to try their hand at activities including dance workshops, meditation, and sari and turban tying.

Diwali on the Square Celebration Trafalgar Square(Yui Mok/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Yui Mok

Diwali on the Square Celebration Trafalgar Square(Yui Mok/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Yui Mok

Diwali on the Square Celebration Trafalgar Square(Yui Mok/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Yui Mok

The dance workshops were open to everyone – even local police officers providing security at the event.

Diwali on the Square Celebration Trafalgar Square(Yui Mok/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Yui Mok

Diwali on the Square Celebration Trafalgar Square(Yui Mok/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Yui Mok

Diwali on the Square Celebration Trafalgar Square(Yui Mok/PA)PA Wire/PA Images - Yui Mok

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