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Waiting for the rains

Tribal people and farmers from Jharkhand take part in a prayer ritual believed to bring rain, outside the Hindu Lord Shiva temple in Ranchi May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Rajesh Kumar/Files

Tribal people and farmers from Jharkhand take part in a prayer ritual believed to bring rain, outside the Hindu Lord Shiva temple in Ranchi May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Rajesh Kumar/Files

Tribal people and farmers from Jharkhand take part in a prayer ritual believed to bring rain, outside the Hindu Lord Shiva temple in Ranchi May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Rajesh Kumar/Files
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A boy catches fish in a dried-up pond near the banks of the Ganges river Allahabad, June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

A boy catches fish in a dried-up pond near the banks of the Ganges river Allahabad, June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

A boy catches fish in a dried-up pond near the banks of the Ganges river Allahabad, June 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files
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Village women walk carrying metal pitchers filled with drinking water in Gibpura village in Gujarat July 2, 2014.
REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Village women walk carrying metal pitchers filled with drinking water in Gibpura village in Gujarat July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Village women walk carrying metal pitchers filled with drinking water in Gibpura village in Gujarat July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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A farmer walks across a dried field outside Bhopal, June 7, 2003. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

A farmer walks across a dried field outside Bhopal, June 7, 2003. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

A farmer walks across a dried field outside Bhopal, June 7, 2003. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files
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Village girls carry metal pitchers filled with water supplied by the government in Gujarat April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Village girls carry metal pitchers filled with water supplied by the government in Gujarat April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Village girls carry metal pitchers filled with water supplied by the government in Gujarat April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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Farmers are pictured under monsoon clouds as they clean a canal water tank at Shantipura village in Gujarat July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Farmers are pictured under monsoon clouds as they clean a canal water tank at Shantipura village in Gujarat July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Farmers are pictured under monsoon clouds as they clean a canal water tank at Shantipura village in Gujarat July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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Village children fetch water from a government bored well tank in Gujarat April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Village children fetch water from a government bored well tank in Gujarat April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Village children fetch water from a government bored well tank in Gujarat April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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A farmer removes dried grass from his rice field against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Ahmedabad June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A farmer removes dried grass from his rice field against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Ahmedabad June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A farmer removes dried grass from his rice field against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Ahmedabad June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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Newly-wed donkeys wait to be transported after their marriage ceremony in Mumbai June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Newly-wed donkeys wait to be transported after their marriage ceremony in Mumbai June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Newly-wed donkeys wait to be transported after their marriage ceremony in Mumbai June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files
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Labourers walk through a parched land of a dried lake on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of Tripura April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/Files

Labourers walk through a parched land of a dried lake on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of Tripura April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/Files

Labourers walk through a parched land of a dried lake on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of Tripura April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/Files
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Villagers wait with their containers for the government water tanker to arrive at Padan village in Gujarat April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Villagers wait with their containers for the government water tanker to arrive at Padan village in Gujarat April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Villagers wait with their containers for the government water tanker to arrive at Padan village in Gujarat April 23, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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Women walk carrying metal pitchers filled with drinking water to their homes against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds at Nani Shinoli village in Gujarat June 24, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Women walk carrying metal pitchers filled with drinking water to their homes against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds at Nani Shinoli village in Gujarat June 24, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Women walk carrying metal pitchers filled with drinking water to their homes against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds at Nani Shinoli village in Gujarat June 24, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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A farm worker carrying fodder walks in a dried paddy field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A farm worker carrying fodder walks in a dried paddy field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A farm worker carrying fodder walks in a dried paddy field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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A farmer removes dried plants from his parched paddy field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A farmer removes dried plants from his parched paddy field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A farmer removes dried plants from his parched paddy field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
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