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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man offers milk to the waters of holy river Ganga as part of his morning prayers in the northern Indian city of Allahabad June 26, 2014.

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A Sadhu Hindu holy man offers milk at the waters of the holy river Ganga as part of his morning prayers in the northern Indian city of Allahabad

Indian commuters make their way through  a heavy downpour in Amritsar on June 25, 2014. Rain fell in several areas of northern India, bringing down temperatures in the region as the monsoon season approaches.

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Indian commuters make their way through a heavy downpour in Amritsar on Wednesday. Rain fell in several areas of northern India, bringing down temperatures in the region as the monsoon season approaches.

Fisherman casts his fishing net into the waters of a lake at Panangad...A fisherman casts his fishing net into the waters of a lake at Panangad, on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Kochi June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Sivaram V (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A fisherman casts his net into the waters of a lake at Panangad, on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Kochi Read more

An Indian rickshaw puller sleeps on his cycle rickshaw as others await customers in the morning in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

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A rickshaw puller sleeps on his cycle in Allahabad, India

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A girl, left, sells flowers as Hindu devotees arrive for a ritualistic holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of rivers the Ganges and the Yamuna in Allahabad, India, on Tuesday

A Hindu devotee dries his cloth after taking  ritualistic holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of rivers the Ganges and the Yamuna in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The confluence is considered one of Hinduismís holiest sites. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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A Hindu devotee dries his cloth after taking a ritualistic holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers in Allahabad, India Read more

An Indian man sits beneath the road level with his face covered during a powerful dust storm in Jammu, India, Monday, June 16, 2014.

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An Indian man sits beneath the road level with his face covered during a powerful dust storm in Jammu, India

A worker cuts a pumpkin to check its quality at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata...A worker cuts a pumpkin to check its quality at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata June 16, 2014. India's wholesale prices-based inflation in May accelerated to a five-month high of 6.01 percent, driven up by higher food and fuel costs, government data showed on Monday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: FOOD BUSINESS)

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A worker cuts a pumpkin to check its quality at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata. India‘s wholesale prices-based inflation in May accelerated to a five-month high of 6.01 per cent, driven up by higher food and fuel costs, government data showed on Monday. Read more

A man washes his face using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad

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A man washes his face using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad, on Monday

A fisherman arranges his fishing net at a beach against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds in Kochi...A fisherman arranges his fishing net at a beach against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds in the southern Indian city of Kochi June 5, 2014. India's southern coast could witness the arrival of this year's monsoon in the next day or so after sporadic rains in recent days heralded the arrival of the wet season that is crucial to farmers in Asia's third-largest economy. REUTERS/Sivaram V. (INDIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)

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A fisherman arranges his net at a beach against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds in the southern Indian city of Kochi. India‘s southern coast is expected to witness the arrival of this year’s monsoon in the next day or so after sporadic rains in recent days heralded the arrival of the wet season that is crucial to farmers in Asia’s third-largest economy