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<p>A boy gets himself drenched in rainwater under a flyover during heavy rains in Jammu August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A boy gets himself drenched in rainwater under a flyover during heavy rains in Jammu August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A boy gets himself drenched in rainwater under a flyover during heavy rains in Jammu August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>An employee of a hotel sweeps water to prevent it from entering the hotel lobby during heavy rainfall in Hyderabad August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder</p>

An employee of a hotel sweeps water to prevent it from entering the hotel lobby during heavy rainfall in Hyderabad August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

An employee of a hotel sweeps water to prevent it from entering the hotel lobby during heavy rainfall in Hyderabad August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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<p>A man holds an umbrella whilst cycling as it rains in New Delhi August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A man holds an umbrella whilst cycling as it rains in New Delhi August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man holds an umbrella whilst cycling as it rains in New Delhi August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A couple stands under an umbrella on a platform in a park as it rains in New Delhi August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A couple stands under an umbrella on a platform in a park as it rains in New Delhi August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A couple stands under an umbrella on a platform in a park as it rains in New Delhi August 24, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Two men take shelter under an umbrella while crossing over ground covers as it rains at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

Two men take shelter under an umbrella while crossing over ground covers as it rains at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Two men take shelter under an umbrella while crossing over ground covers as it rains at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, August 25, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>A woman holding an umbrella walks past rows of umbrellas displayed for sale along a busy street as it drizzles in Kolkata July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A woman holding an umbrella walks past rows of umbrellas displayed for sale along a busy street as it drizzles in Kolkata July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman holding an umbrella walks past rows of umbrellas displayed for sale along a busy street as it drizzles in Kolkata July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A woman holds an umbrella to shield herself from the rain as she crosses a road during a monsoon shower in New Delhi July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A woman holds an umbrella to shield herself from the rain as she crosses a road during a monsoon shower in New Delhi July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman holds an umbrella to shield herself from the rain as she crosses a road during a monsoon shower in New Delhi July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A commuter runs for cover as he crosses a road during monsoon rains in New Delhi July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A commuter runs for cover as he crosses a road during monsoon rains in New Delhi July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A commuter runs for cover as he crosses a road during monsoon rains in New Delhi July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Commuters run for cover as they cross a road during monsoon rains in Chandigarh July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma</p>

Commuters run for cover as they cross a road during monsoon rains in Chandigarh July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Commuters run for cover as they cross a road during monsoon rains in Chandigarh July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>A man holds an umbrella to shield himself from the rain as he walks at Girgaum Chowpatty beach during a monsoon shower in Mumbai, July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

A man holds an umbrella to shield himself from the rain as he walks at Girgaum Chowpatty beach during a monsoon shower in Mumbai, July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

A man holds an umbrella to shield himself from the rain as he walks at Girgaum Chowpatty beach during a monsoon shower in Mumbai, July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Clouds loom over the Mumbai skyline July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Clouds loom over the Mumbai skyline July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Clouds loom over the Mumbai skyline July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A boy holds an umbrella as it rains in Mumbai July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A boy holds an umbrella as it rains in Mumbai July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A boy holds an umbrella as it rains in Mumbai July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Boys play inside a drain as it rains in Mumbai July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Boys play inside a drain as it rains in Mumbai July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Boys play inside a drain as it rains in Mumbai July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A schoolboy enjoys himself as huge waves hit Mumbai's seafront during high tide July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

A schoolboy enjoys himself as huge waves hit Mumbai's seafront during high tide July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A schoolboy enjoys himself as huge waves hit Mumbai's seafront during high tide July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A vendor smiles while standing at his roadside vegetable stall during monsoon rains in Kochi June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V</p>

A vendor smiles while standing at his roadside vegetable stall during monsoon rains in Kochi June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A vendor smiles while standing at his roadside vegetable stall during monsoon rains in Kochi June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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<p>A man carrying an umbrella walks along a road as it drizzles in Kochi June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V</p>

A man carrying an umbrella walks along a road as it drizzles in Kochi June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A man carrying an umbrella walks along a road as it drizzles in Kochi June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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<p>A girl holds an umbrella in the rain during a monsoon shower in Mumbai June 16, 2012.  REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

A girl holds an umbrella in the rain during a monsoon shower in Mumbai June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

A girl holds an umbrella in the rain during a monsoon shower in Mumbai June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>People walk on a seafront promenade as a couple huddle under an umbrella during a monsoon rain shower in Mumbai June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash</p>

People walk on a seafront promenade as a couple huddle under an umbrella during a monsoon rain shower in Mumbai June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

People walk on a seafront promenade as a couple huddle under an umbrella during a monsoon rain shower in Mumbai June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>A man shelters his goat from the rain during monsoon showers in Mumbai July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

A man shelters his goat from the rain during monsoon showers in Mumbai July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A man shelters his goat from the rain during monsoon showers in Mumbai July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A girl runs for cover as it rains as monsoon clouds gather over Meerwada village in Guna district in Madhya Pradesh June 19, 2012.   REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

A girl runs for cover as it rains as monsoon clouds gather over Meerwada village in Guna district in Madhya Pradesh June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A girl runs for cover as it rains as monsoon clouds gather over Meerwada village in Guna district in Madhya Pradesh June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A boy uses a piece of styrofoam to stay afloat as he plays in the waters of the Arabian Sea at Juhu Beach in Mumbai June 29, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A boy uses a piece of styrofoam to stay afloat as he plays in the waters of the Arabian Sea at Juhu Beach in Mumbai June 29, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A boy uses a piece of styrofoam to stay afloat as he plays in the waters of the Arabian Sea at Juhu Beach in Mumbai June 29, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A vendor pushes a handcart loaded with bananas through a water-logged road during monsoon rains in Jammu July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A vendor pushes a handcart loaded with bananas through a water-logged road during monsoon rains in Jammu July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A vendor pushes a handcart loaded with bananas through a water-logged road during monsoon rains in Jammu July 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Flood affected people with their belongings, sit in a boat to move to safer places at Kamrup district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah</p>

Flood affected people with their belongings, sit in a boat to move to safer places at Kamrup district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

Flood affected people with their belongings, sit in a boat to move to safer places at Kamrup district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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<p>Commuters travel through a flooded street after heavy rains at Guwahati, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam June 26, 2012. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah</p>

Commuters travel through a flooded street after heavy rains at Guwahati, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam June 26, 2012. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

Commuters travel through a flooded street after heavy rains at Guwahati, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam June 26, 2012. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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<p>A Kashmiri farmer walks through a rice field in Narbal on the outskirts of Srinagar August 23, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli</p>

A Kashmiri farmer walks through a rice field in Narbal on the outskirts of Srinagar August 23, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Kashmiri farmer walks through a rice field in Narbal on the outskirts of Srinagar August 23, 2012. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Five-year-old Joshiya, carries a metal pitcher filled with water from a near-by well at Badarganj village in the western Indian state of Gujarat August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

Five-year-old Joshiya, carries a metal pitcher filled with water from a near-by well at Badarganj village in the western Indian state of Gujarat August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Five-year-old Joshiya, carries a metal pitcher filled with water from a near-by well at Badarganj village in the western Indian state of Gujarat August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A dried agricultural farmland is pictured on the outskirts of Sami town in Gujarat August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A dried agricultural farmland is pictured on the outskirts of Sami town in Gujarat August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A dried agricultural farmland is pictured on the outskirts of Sami town in Gujarat August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A labourer carries a container of mud while working on a roadside as it rains in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma</p>

A labourer carries a container of mud while working on a roadside as it rains in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

A labourer carries a container of mud while working on a roadside as it rains in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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<p>Roadside dwellers protect themselves from rain with a plastic sheet in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma</p>

Roadside dwellers protect themselves from rain with a plastic sheet in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

Roadside dwellers protect themselves from rain with a plastic sheet in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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<p>A woman farmer works in a paddy field in the eastern Indian state of Orissa July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A woman farmer works in a paddy field in the eastern Indian state of Orissa July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman farmer works in a paddy field in the eastern Indian state of Orissa July 25, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A rickshaw puller makes his way through a flooded street as he looks for customer after heavy rainfall in Kolkata July 11, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A rickshaw puller makes his way through a flooded street as he looks for customer after heavy rainfall in Kolkata July 11, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A rickshaw puller makes his way through a flooded street as he looks for customer after heavy rainfall in Kolkata July 11, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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