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Celebrating the rains

School children play on a flooded street during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

School children play on a flooded street during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

School children play on a flooded street during heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files
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A boy plays in the waters of the Arabian Sea as it drizzles during showers in Mumbai, June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

A boy plays in the waters of the Arabian Sea as it drizzles during showers in Mumbai, June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

A boy plays in the waters of the Arabian Sea as it drizzles during showers in Mumbai, June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files
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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/Files

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/Files

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

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

School children play on a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files
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A boy runs as he plays on a beach against the background of pre-monsoon clouds gathered over the Arabian Sea at Kochi in Kerala June 4, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V/Files

A boy runs as he plays on a beach against the background of pre-monsoon clouds gathered over the Arabian Sea at Kochi in Kerala June 4, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V/Files

A boy runs as he plays on a beach against the background of pre-monsoon clouds gathered over the Arabian Sea at Kochi in Kerala June 4, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V/Files
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A boy plays with a stray dog in a flooded street during heavy rains in Agartala, capital of Tripura, July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/Files

A boy plays with a stray dog in a flooded street during heavy rains in Agartala, capital of Tripura, July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/Files

A boy plays with a stray dog in a flooded street during heavy rains in Agartala, capital of Tripura, July 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey/Files
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A boy somersaults against the backdrop of monsoon clouds, while playing at Marina beach in Chennai August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Babu/Files

A boy somersaults against the backdrop of monsoon clouds, while playing at Marina beach in Chennai August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Babu/Files

A boy somersaults against the backdrop of monsoon clouds, while playing at Marina beach in Chennai August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Babu/Files
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Boys play at a sea wall as waves crash over it during a monsoon rain shower in Mumbai, June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

Boys play at a sea wall as waves crash over it during a monsoon rain shower in Mumbai, June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

Boys play at a sea wall as waves crash over it during a monsoon rain shower in Mumbai, June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files
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Children play in a flooded bus terminal as a passenger bus moves past in New Delhi May 30, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Children play in a flooded bus terminal as a passenger bus moves past in New Delhi May 30, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files

Children play in a flooded bus terminal as a passenger bus moves past in New Delhi May 30, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files
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Boys play in the flood-affected areas of Samashtpur village at Kanshiram Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh/Files

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

Boys play in the flood-affected areas of Samashtpur village at Kanshiram Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh August 27, 2010. REUTERS/Brijesh Singh/Files
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A boy plays soccer on a beach against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi May 29, 2010. REUTERS/Sivaram V./Files

A boy plays soccer on a beach against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi May 29, 2010. REUTERS/Sivaram V./Files

A boy plays soccer on a beach against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi May 29, 2010. REUTERS/Sivaram V./Files
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People laugh as they play on a raft made from banana tree trunks after heavy rains flooded Guwahati April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

People laugh as they play on a raft made from banana tree trunks after heavy rains flooded Guwahati April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

People laugh as they play on a raft made from banana tree trunks after heavy rains flooded Guwahati April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files
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A school boy runs to get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A school boy runs to get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A school boy runs to get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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People get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

People get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A boy stands atop a car as his father takes a photo of him during a rainfall in New Delhi July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy stands atop a car as his father takes a photo of him during a rainfall in New Delhi July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy stands atop a car as his father takes a photo of him during a rainfall in New Delhi July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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School boys get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School boys get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

School boys get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A rickshaw puller uses a plastic sheet to cover himself from rain along a pavement in New Delhi July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A rickshaw puller uses a plastic sheet to cover himself from rain along a pavement in New Delhi July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A rickshaw puller uses a plastic sheet to cover himself from rain along a pavement in New Delhi July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman farmer walks with her cattle against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Agartala, Tripura July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A woman farmer walks with her cattle against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Agartala, Tripura July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A woman farmer walks with her cattle against the backdrop of monsoon clouds on the outskirts of Agartala, Tripura July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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Men run for cover during a heavy rain shower in Shimla July 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

Men run for cover during a heavy rain shower in Shimla July 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

Men run for cover during a heavy rain shower in Shimla July 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
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