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<p>A farmer holds an umbrella as it rains during a day-long protest in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A farmer holds an umbrella as it rains during a day-long protest in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A farmer holds an umbrella as it rains during a day-long protest in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>People take shelter under a plastic sheet during a rain shower in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

People take shelter under a plastic sheet during a rain shower in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

People take shelter under a plastic sheet during a rain shower in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A rickshaw puller uses a plastic sheet to cover himself from rain along a pavement in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A rickshaw puller uses a plastic sheet to cover himself from rain along a pavement in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A rickshaw puller uses a plastic sheet to cover himself from rain along a pavement in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>School children use an umbrella while walking on a pavement as it drizzles in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

School children use an umbrella while walking on a pavement as it drizzles in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

School children use an umbrella while walking on a pavement as it drizzles in New Delhi August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>A commuter watches through the window of a car during a rain shower in New Delhi August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A commuter watches through the window of a car during a rain shower in New Delhi August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A commuter watches through the window of a car during a rain shower in New Delhi August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>People take shelter under umbrellas during a rain shower in New Delhi August 5, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

People take shelter under umbrellas during a rain shower in New Delhi August 5, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

People take shelter under umbrellas during a rain shower in New Delhi August 5, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>A flood-affected man carries his television set to a safer place, after heavy monsoon rains caused a rise in the water levels of the river Ganges, in Allahabad August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

A flood-affected man carries his television set to a safer place, after heavy monsoon rains caused a rise in the water levels of the river Ganges, in Allahabad August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A flood-affected man carries his television set to a safer place, after heavy monsoon rains caused a rise in the water levels of the river Ganges, in Allahabad August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>A man holding an umbrella runs on a road divider during heavy downpour in New Delhi July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A man holding an umbrella runs on a road divider during heavy downpour in New Delhi July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A man holding an umbrella runs on a road divider during heavy downpour in New Delhi July 29, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>A man walks through floodwaters as a suburban train passes over waterlogged railway tracks during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

A man walks through floodwaters as a suburban train passes over waterlogged railway tracks during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

A man walks through floodwaters as a suburban train passes over waterlogged railway tracks during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Youths play in flood waters as commuters who have disembarked from stalled trains walk over waterlogged railway tracks during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Youths play in flood waters as commuters who have disembarked from stalled trains walk over waterlogged railway tracks during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Youths play in flood waters as commuters who have disembarked from stalled trains walk over waterlogged railway tracks during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>People walk over waterlogged railway tracks after getting off a stalled train during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

People walk over waterlogged railway tracks after getting off a stalled train during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

People walk over waterlogged railway tracks after getting off a stalled train during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>A Kashmiri couple holds a plastic sheet as they protect themselves from a rain shower while walking through a deserted street during the curfew in Srinagar July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

A Kashmiri couple holds a plastic sheet as they protect themselves from a rain shower while walking through a deserted street during the curfew in Srinagar July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri couple holds a plastic sheet as they protect themselves from a rain shower while walking through a deserted street during the curfew in Srinagar July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A man rides a motorcycle through a flooded street after a heavy monsoon rain shower in New Delhi July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A man rides a motorcycle through a flooded street after a heavy monsoon rain shower in New Delhi July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A man rides a motorcycle through a flooded street after a heavy monsoon rain shower in New Delhi July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>A commuter travels in a bus during a heavy monsoon rain shower in New Delhi July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A commuter travels in a bus during a heavy monsoon rain shower in New Delhi July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A commuter travels in a bus during a heavy monsoon rain shower in New Delhi July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>A vendor sells fruits during a heavy monsoon rain shower in New Delhi July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee</p>

A vendor sells fruits during a heavy monsoon rain shower in New Delhi July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A vendor sells fruits during a heavy monsoon rain shower in New Delhi July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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<p>A flooded street is seen during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A flooded street is seen during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A flooded street is seen during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A woman holding an umbrella walks though a road street during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A woman holding an umbrella walks though a road street during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A woman holding an umbrella walks though a road street during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Men holding umbrellas walk through a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Men holding umbrellas walk through a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Men holding umbrellas walk through a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>People help a family pick up their motorcycle after it slipped on a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

People help a family pick up their motorcycle after it slipped on a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People help a family pick up their motorcycle after it slipped on a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>School children play on a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

School children play on a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School children play on a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A boy sells roses while standing on a road divider during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A boy sells roses while standing on a road divider during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A boy sells roses while standing on a road divider during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A man pushes his bicycle though a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A man pushes his bicycle though a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man pushes his bicycle though a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A streetside vendor stands on the pavement next to her cow as it rains in Mumbai July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A streetside vendor stands on the pavement next to her cow as it rains in Mumbai July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A streetside vendor stands on the pavement next to her cow as it rains in Mumbai July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A man cycles while holding an umbrella during heavy rain in New Delhi July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A man cycles while holding an umbrella during heavy rain in New Delhi July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man cycles while holding an umbrella during heavy rain in New Delhi July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A mother and her daughter take shelter under an umbrella in front of the India Gate during heavy rain in New Delhi July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A mother and her daughter take shelter under an umbrella in front of the India Gate during heavy rain in New Delhi July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A mother and her daughter take shelter under an umbrella in front of the India Gate during heavy rain in New Delhi July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Commuters travel during heavy rains in New Delhi July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Commuters travel during heavy rains in New Delhi July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Commuters travel during heavy rains in New Delhi July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>School boys push their bicycles through a flooded road after heavy monsoon rains in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

School boys push their bicycles through a flooded road after heavy monsoon rains in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

School boys push their bicycles through a flooded road after heavy monsoon rains in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A woman walks through a flooded road after heavy monsoon rains in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A woman walks through a flooded road after heavy monsoon rains in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A woman walks through a flooded road after heavy monsoon rains in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A man rides a bicycle during a heavy rain shower in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A man rides a bicycle during a heavy rain shower in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man rides a bicycle during a heavy rain shower in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Women hold umbrellas to protect themselves from a heavy rain shower as they stand at a bus stop in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Women hold umbrellas to protect themselves from a heavy rain shower as they stand at a bus stop in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Women hold umbrellas to protect themselves from a heavy rain shower as they stand at a bus stop in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A man uses a plastic sheet to protect himself from a heavy rain shower in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013.  REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A man uses a plastic sheet to protect himself from a heavy rain shower in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man uses a plastic sheet to protect himself from a heavy rain shower in Ahmedabad July 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A man pushes his bicycle though a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A man pushes his bicycle though a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man pushes his bicycle though a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A woman carries vegetables as she walks though a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A woman carries vegetables as she walks though a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A woman carries vegetables as she walks though a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A man holding an umbrella walks though a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A man holding an umbrella walks though a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man holding an umbrella walks though a flooded street during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A woman walks through a flooded street as as a four-wheel drive vehicle passes her during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

A woman walks through a flooded street as as a four-wheel drive vehicle passes her during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

A woman walks through a flooded street as as a four-wheel drive vehicle passes her during monsoon rains in Mumbai June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Children run along a road during a heavy rain shower in Chandigarh June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma</p>

Children run along a road during a heavy rain shower in Chandigarh June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Children run along a road during a heavy rain shower in Chandigarh June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>A woman carries her child through a heavy rain shower in Chandigarh June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma</p>

A woman carries her child through a heavy rain shower in Chandigarh June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A woman carries her child through a heavy rain shower in Chandigarh June 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>People hold umbrellas as they walk in a heavy rain shower in Shimla June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

People hold umbrellas as they walk in a heavy rain shower in Shimla June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

People hold umbrellas as they walk in a heavy rain shower in Shimla June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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