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<p>A man carrying an umbrella walks on iron rods as it rains in Noida, Uttar Pradesh September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma</p>

A man carrying an umbrella walks on iron rods as it rains in Noida, Uttar Pradesh September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

A man carrying an umbrella walks on iron rods as it rains in Noida, Uttar Pradesh September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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<p>A woman fills up a container with drinking water from a municipal tap in a flooded residential area after heavy rains in Hyderabad September 16, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder</p>

A woman fills up a container with drinking water from a municipal tap in a flooded residential area after heavy rains in Hyderabad September 16, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

A woman fills up a container with drinking water from a municipal tap in a flooded residential area after heavy rains in Hyderabad September 16, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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<p>Children residing on the banks of the river Yamuna rest inside a makeshift tent at a relief camp installed by the roadside after heavy rains in New Delhi September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal</p>

Children residing on the banks of the river Yamuna rest inside a makeshift tent at a relief camp installed by the roadside after heavy rains in New Delhi September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

Children residing on the banks of the river Yamuna rest inside a makeshift tent at a relief camp installed by the roadside after heavy rains in New Delhi September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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<p>A policeman informs local residents of a low lying residential area near the banks of the Yamuna river about the ongoing evacuation and the height of floodwaters after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian</p>

A policeman informs local residents of a low lying residential area near the banks of the Yamuna river about the ongoing evacuation and the height of floodwaters after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian

A policeman informs local residents of a low lying residential area near the banks of the Yamuna river about the ongoing evacuation and the height of floodwaters after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian

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<p>People sit in a flooded phone booth at a bus station after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian</p>

People sit in a flooded phone booth at a bus station after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian

People sit in a flooded phone booth at a bus station after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian

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<p>A child sits on the doorstep of his flooded house after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian</p>

A child sits on the doorstep of his flooded house after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian

A child sits on the doorstep of his flooded house after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian

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<p>A man sleeps on a bench at a flooded bus station after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian</p>

A man sleeps on a bench at a flooded bus station after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian

A man sleeps on a bench at a flooded bus station after heavy rains in New Delhi September 12, 2010. REUTERS/Enrico Fabian

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<p>Local residents wade through a flooded street after heavy rains in New Delhi September 11, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Local residents wade through a flooded street after heavy rains in New Delhi September 11, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Local residents wade through a flooded street after heavy rains in New Delhi September 11, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A local resident stands outside a makeshift tent at a relief camp by the roadside after heavy rains in New Delhi September 11, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma</p>

A local resident stands outside a makeshift tent at a relief camp by the roadside after heavy rains in New Delhi September 11, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

A local resident stands outside a makeshift tent at a relief camp by the roadside after heavy rains in New Delhi September 11, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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<p>Muslim girls arrive to attend Eid al-Fitr prayers during a monsoon rain shower at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi September 11, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Muslim girls arrive to attend Eid al-Fitr prayers during a monsoon rain shower at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi September 11, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

Muslim girls arrive to attend Eid al-Fitr prayers during a monsoon rain shower at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi September 11, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Women carry fodder against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in the evening on the outskirts of Jammu September 9, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Women carry fodder against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in the evening on the outskirts of Jammu September 9, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Women carry fodder against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in the evening on the outskirts of Jammu September 9, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A traffic police woman directs traffic as she is silhouetted against the backdrop of monsoon clouds during the evening in New Delhi September 9, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

A traffic police woman directs traffic as she is silhouetted against the backdrop of monsoon clouds during the evening in New Delhi September 9, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

A traffic police woman directs traffic as she is silhouetted against the backdrop of monsoon clouds during the evening in New Delhi September 9, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Rescuers help a woman to move a safer place from flooded Ghaghar river after heavy rains in Punchkula in the northern Indian state of Haryana September 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma</p>

Rescuers help a woman to move a safer place from flooded Ghaghar river after heavy rains in Punchkula in the northern Indian state of Haryana September 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Rescuers help a woman to move a safer place from flooded Ghaghar river after heavy rains in Punchkula in the northern Indian state of Haryana September 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>Children take shelter under a trailer during heavy rains in Noida, Uttar Pradesh September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma</p>

Children take shelter under a trailer during heavy rains in Noida, Uttar Pradesh September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

Children take shelter under a trailer during heavy rains in Noida, Uttar Pradesh September 3, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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<p>A girl holding an umbrella walks along a pathway as it rains in Noida in Uttar Pradesh September 5, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma</p>

A girl holding an umbrella walks along a pathway as it rains in Noida in Uttar Pradesh September 5, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

A girl holding an umbrella walks along a pathway as it rains in Noida in Uttar Pradesh September 5, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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<p>A girl holding an umbrella walks inside the compound of a school during monsoon rains in Mumbai August 30, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A girl holding an umbrella walks inside the compound of a school during monsoon rains in Mumbai August 30, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A girl holding an umbrella walks inside the compound of a school during monsoon rains in Mumbai August 30, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A street vendor lights a kerosene lamp for his food stall at a beach against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Mumbai August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A street vendor lights a kerosene lamp for his food stall at a beach against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Mumbai August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A street vendor lights a kerosene lamp for his food stall at a beach against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Mumbai August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Villagers take shelter on a tree in the flood-affected areas of Nagaria village at Kanshiram district in Uttar Pradesh August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh</p>

Villagers take shelter on a tree in the flood-affected areas of Nagaria village at Kanshiram district in Uttar Pradesh August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh

Villagers take shelter on a tree in the flood-affected areas of Nagaria village at Kanshiram district in Uttar Pradesh August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh

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<p>Boys play in the flood-affected areas of Samashtpur village at Kanshiram district in Uttar Pradesh August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh</p>

Boys play in the flood-affected areas of Samashtpur village at Kanshiram district in Uttar Pradesh August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh

Boys play in the flood-affected areas of Samashtpur village at Kanshiram district in Uttar Pradesh August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh

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<p>Women sit at the entrance of their flooded house by the rising waters of river Yamuna in New Delhi August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Women sit at the entrance of their flooded house by the rising waters of river Yamuna in New Delhi August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Women sit at the entrance of their flooded house by the rising waters of river Yamuna in New Delhi August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>People walk on a deserted bridge after it was closed for traffic due to the rising waters of river Yamuna in New Delhi August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

People walk on a deserted bridge after it was closed for traffic due to the rising waters of river Yamuna in New Delhi August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People walk on a deserted bridge after it was closed for traffic due to the rising waters of river Yamuna in New Delhi August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) train moves over a bridge built over the river Yamuna that is over-flowing in New Delhi August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) train moves over a bridge built over the river Yamuna that is over-flowing in New Delhi August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) train moves over a bridge built over the river Yamuna that is over-flowing in New Delhi August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Women stand on the top of their flooded house as the waters of river Yamuna rise around them in New Delhi August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Women stand on the top of their flooded house as the waters of river Yamuna rise around them in New Delhi August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Women stand on the top of their flooded house as the waters of river Yamuna rise around them in New Delhi August 26, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A man walks next to burning pyres at a flooded cremation ground on the banks of river Yamuna after heavy rains in New Delhi August 25, 2010.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A man walks next to burning pyres at a flooded cremation ground on the banks of river Yamuna after heavy rains in New Delhi August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man walks next to burning pyres at a flooded cremation ground on the banks of river Yamuna after heavy rains in New Delhi August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A cycle rickshaw puller is silhouetted against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in New Delhi August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A cycle rickshaw puller is silhouetted against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in New Delhi August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A cycle rickshaw puller is silhouetted against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in New Delhi August 24, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A boy reacts to the camera during a monsoon shower at Tapovan village in Uttarakhand August 22, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal</p>

A boy reacts to the camera during a monsoon shower at Tapovan village in Uttarakhand August 22, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

A boy reacts to the camera during a monsoon shower at Tapovan village in Uttarakhand August 22, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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<p>People shelter from the rain under tents during a recruitment drive by the Indian Army in Agartala, capital of Tripura August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey</p>

People shelter from the rain under tents during a recruitment drive by the Indian Army in Agartala, capital of Tripura August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

People shelter from the rain under tents during a recruitment drive by the Indian Army in Agartala, capital of Tripura August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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<p>Villagers use a hand pump to collect drinking water from the flood-affected areas of Samashtpur village of Kanshiram district, in Uttar Pradesh, August 22, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh</p>

Villagers use a hand pump to collect drinking water from the flood-affected areas of Samashtpur village of Kanshiram district, in Uttar Pradesh, August 22, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh

Villagers use a hand pump to collect drinking water from the flood-affected areas of Samashtpur village of Kanshiram district, in Uttar Pradesh, August 22, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh

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<p>Policemen watch as a member of the media tries to take shelter from the rain after the Indian team's practice session was cancelled in Dambulla August 21, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds</p>

Policemen watch as a member of the media tries to take shelter from the rain after the Indian team's practice session was cancelled in Dambulla August 21, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

Policemen watch as a member of the media tries to take shelter from the rain after the Indian team's practice session was cancelled in Dambulla August 21, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

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<p>Commuters travel through a waterlogged road after heavy monsoon rains in New Delhi August 19, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Commuters travel through a waterlogged road after heavy monsoon rains in New Delhi August 19, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

Commuters travel through a waterlogged road after heavy monsoon rains in New Delhi August 19, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>A car drives through a puddle of rain water during a heavy monsoon shower in New Delhi August 19, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

A car drives through a puddle of rain water during a heavy monsoon shower in New Delhi August 19, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

A car drives through a puddle of rain water during a heavy monsoon shower in New Delhi August 19, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Labourers take shelter under a water tanker during a heavy rain shower at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma</p>

Labourers take shelter under a water tanker during a heavy rain shower at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

Labourers take shelter under a water tanker during a heavy rain shower at Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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<p>An aircraft takes-off against the backdrop of monsoon clouds near the airport during early morning in New Delhi August 6, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

An aircraft takes-off against the backdrop of monsoon clouds near the airport during early morning in New Delhi August 6, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

An aircraft takes-off against the backdrop of monsoon clouds near the airport during early morning in New Delhi August 6, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>A man plays with his child against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on a beach in Mumbai July 23, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

A man plays with his child against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on a beach in Mumbai July 23, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man plays with his child against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on a beach in Mumbai July 23, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Children play outside their flooded makeshift house after heavy rains at Chandhkeda village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave </p>

Children play outside their flooded makeshift house after heavy rains at Chandhkeda village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Children play outside their flooded makeshift house after heavy rains at Chandhkeda village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A girl sits inside her flooded makeshift tent after heavy rains at Chandhkeda village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave </p>

A girl sits inside her flooded makeshift tent after heavy rains at Chandhkeda village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A girl sits inside her flooded makeshift tent after heavy rains at Chandhkeda village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A man takes a nap amid flood waters after heavy rains at Chandhkeda village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A man takes a nap amid flood waters after heavy rains at Chandhkeda village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man takes a nap amid flood waters after heavy rains at Chandhkeda village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A woman jumps over flood waters in front of her damaged house after heavy rains in Jammu August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

A woman jumps over flood waters in front of her damaged house after heavy rains in Jammu August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A woman jumps over flood waters in front of her damaged house after heavy rains in Jammu August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Monsoon clouds gather over the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Monsoon clouds gather over the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Monsoon clouds gather over the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A ferry sails in the waters of the river Ganges against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kolkata July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A ferry sails in the waters of the river Ganges against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kolkata July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A ferry sails in the waters of the river Ganges against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kolkata July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Soldiers repair Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal after it was damaged by heavy rains as villagers (L) watch in Kurukshetra in Haryana July 8, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Soldiers repair Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal after it was damaged by heavy rains as villagers (L) watch in Kurukshetra in Haryana July 8, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Soldiers repair Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal after it was damaged by heavy rains as villagers (L) watch in Kurukshetra in Haryana July 8, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Soldiers repair Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal after it was damaged by heavy rains in Kurukshetra in Haryana July 8, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Soldiers repair Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal after it was damaged by heavy rains in Kurukshetra in Haryana July 8, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Soldiers repair Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal after it was damaged by heavy rains in Kurukshetra in Haryana July 8, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A labourer carries sacks filled with plastic balls after heavy rains in Kolkata July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A labourer carries sacks filled with plastic balls after heavy rains in Kolkata July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A labourer carries sacks filled with plastic balls after heavy rains in Kolkata July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A woman (L) holds an umbrella as she travels on a scooter during rains in New Delhi July 6, 2010.  REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A woman (L) holds an umbrella as she travels on a scooter during rains in New Delhi July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A woman (L) holds an umbrella as she travels on a scooter during rains in New Delhi July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A man holds his umbrella as he crosses a road during rains in New Delhi July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A man holds his umbrella as he crosses a road during rains in New Delhi July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A man holds his umbrella as he crosses a road during rains in New Delhi July 6, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A man covers himself with a plastic sheet as he rides on an elephant during rains in New Delhi July 5, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A man covers himself with a plastic sheet as he rides on an elephant during rains in New Delhi July 5, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A man covers himself with a plastic sheet as he rides on an elephant during rains in New Delhi July 5, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Girls walk on a seaside promenade as it rains in Mumbai July 3, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Girls walk on a seaside promenade as it rains in Mumbai July 3, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Girls walk on a seaside promenade as it rains in Mumbai July 3, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A sailor arranges laser radial dinghies against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Hyderabad June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder</p>

A sailor arranges laser radial dinghies against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Hyderabad June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

A sailor arranges laser radial dinghies against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Hyderabad June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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<p>Children perform their acrobatic skills against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on a beach in Mumbai June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Children perform their acrobatic skills against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on a beach in Mumbai June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Children perform their acrobatic skills against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on a beach in Mumbai June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A man rides a bicycle in front of graffiti during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A man rides a bicycle in front of graffiti during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man rides a bicycle in front of graffiti during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>School girls hold placards as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

School girls hold placards as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

School girls hold placards as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Hindu priests sit inside cooking pots filled with water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Hindu priests sit inside cooking pots filled with water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu priests sit inside cooking pots filled with water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Hindu priests sit inside cooking pots filled with water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Hindu priests sit inside cooking pots filled with water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu priests sit inside cooking pots filled with water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A farmer working in a paddy field is silhouetted against the setting sun on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey</p>

A farmer working in a paddy field is silhouetted against the setting sun on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A farmer working in a paddy field is silhouetted against the setting sun on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura August 9, 2010. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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<p>People stand on the banks of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains on the outskirts of Jammu July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

People stand on the banks of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains on the outskirts of Jammu July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

People stand on the banks of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains on the outskirts of Jammu July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Children sit in front of their house on the banks of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains on the outskirts of Jammu July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Children sit in front of their house on the banks of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains on the outskirts of Jammu July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Children sit in front of their house on the banks of the flooded river Tawi after heavy rains on the outskirts of Jammu July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>An auto-rickshaw carrying school children move through a flooded road after heavy rains in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 2, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

An auto-rickshaw carrying school children move through a flooded road after heavy rains in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 2, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

An auto-rickshaw carrying school children move through a flooded road after heavy rains in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 2, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>People pull a cycle-rickshaw from a damaged road after heavy rains in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

People pull a cycle-rickshaw from a damaged road after heavy rains in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People pull a cycle-rickshaw from a damaged road after heavy rains in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Residents sit inside their flooded house after heavy rains in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 4, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Residents sit inside their flooded house after heavy rains in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 4, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Residents sit inside their flooded house after heavy rains in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 4, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A resident removes water from his flooded house after heavy rains as children watch in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A resident removes water from his flooded house after heavy rains as children watch in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A resident removes water from his flooded house after heavy rains as children watch in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A fisherman holds an umbrella during a drizzle at Marina beach in the southern Indian city of Chennai July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Babu</p>

A fisherman holds an umbrella during a drizzle at Marina beach in the southern Indian city of Chennai July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Babu

A fisherman holds an umbrella during a drizzle at Marina beach in the southern Indian city of Chennai July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>People carry umbrellas as they walk through a street during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

People carry umbrellas as they walk through a street during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People carry umbrellas as they walk through a street during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A man rides a bicycle on a flyover during monsoon rains in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, one of the venues for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A man rides a bicycle on a flyover during monsoon rains in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, one of the venues for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man rides a bicycle on a flyover during monsoon rains in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, one of the venues for the New Delhi Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A man crosses a road as it rains in Jammu July 12, 2010.  REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A man crosses a road as it rains in Jammu July 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A man crosses a road as it rains in Jammu July 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Commuters walk on a railway track during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Commuters walk on a railway track during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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