The extraordinary power of candlelight

USA - Hundreds of carved pumpkins stare down at a woman holding a candle at the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival in Highwood, Illinois. 

Serbia - Shoemakers work under candlelight during a power outage in Belgrade.

Spain - People gather in Barcelona's Plaça de Sant Jaume in protest against nuclear power. 

Russia - Young conventuals attend an Orthodox Easter mass at the St. Nicholas nunnery near Moscow.

Nepal - Candlelight is the sole source of illumination in this Kathmandu bakery during a power outage.

Philippines - A young girl cooks dinner for her family as her father opens canned fish at their makeshift, candlelit shelter in Palo, Leyte.

Armenia - People light candles during a religious service in Yerevan to mark the anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians in the genocide of 1915–17.

Myanmar - Candlelight illuminates the interior of this makeshift house in Thanlyin township, outside Yangon.

Kenya - A power outage in an east Nairobi suburb means this five-year-old is attempting to do his homework with the aid of a candle.

Thailand - Young Buddhist monks hold candles during the festival of Yee Peng in the northern city of Chiang Mai. 

Israel - An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lights candles for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood. 

Canada - A Cochrane, Alberta shop owner holds a candle after lighting 15 jack-o'-lanterns that were made in her candle store.

Chile - Chilean volunteers hold up candles during Earth Hour in the city of Valparaíso.

Mexico - An indigenous Tzotzil Mexican amber miner digs by candlelight deep underground in a mine in the southern state of Chiapas.

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