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TOPSHOTS An Indian fisherman waits and w...TOPSHOTS An Indian fisherman waits and watches to cast his net into the River Daya near Basantapur village, some 20 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, on July 15, 2014. Villagers living along the banks of the Daya river seasonally turn to fishing to meet their subsistence needs as monsoon rains bring an increase in water levels. AFP PHOTO/ASIT KUMARASIT KUMAR/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian fisherman waits and watches to cast his net into the River Daya near Basantapur village, India Read more

Indians enjoy getting splashed by breaking waves during high tide at the sea front in Mumbai on July 14, 2014. The monsoon rains, which usually hit India from June to September, are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.

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A group of youngsters enjoy getting splashed by breaking waves during high tide on the seafront in Mumbai, India, on Monday

Schoolchildren show their hands decorated with henna paste during a henna competition to mark World Population Day in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad...Schoolchildren show their hands decorated with henna paste during a henna competition to mark World Population Day in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad July 11, 2014.

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Schoolchildren show their hands during a henna competition to mark World Population Day in the city of Ahmedabad, India

Passengers travel on an overcrowded train at Loni town in Uttar Pradesh...Passengers travel on an overcrowded train at Loni town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh July 8, 2014. On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government will unveil its maiden railways budget, with expectations high that he will offer bold plans to improve the service - a lifeline for 23 million Indians every day.

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Passengers travel on a train at Loni town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India is to open up its sprawling colonial-era railway network to private investors in one of recently elected premier Narendra Modi’s first moves to meet election promises of boosting economic growth in the subcontinent.

Buddhist devotees wait in line to get inside the venue of the Dalai Lama's teachings on the fifth day of Kalachakra near Leh, India, Monday, July 7, 2014. Buddhist devotees from across the globe have arrived in this Himalayan region of Ladakh to attend the ëKalachakraí or Wheel of Time initiations by the Dalai Lama that began Thursday.  (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

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Buddhist devotees wait in line to get inside the venue of the Dalai Lama‘s teachings on the fifth day of Kalachakra near Leh, India. Buddhist devotees from across the globe have arrived in this Himalayan region of Ladakh to attend the Kalachakra or Wheel of Time initiations by the Dalai Lama that began Thursday Read more

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, talks to a Buddhist devotee as he arrives at the Tibetan children's village school near Leh, India, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Buddhist devotees from across the globe are expected to arrive in this Himalayan region of Ladakh to attend the  Kalachakra  or Wheel of Time initiations by the Dalai Lama beginning Thursday.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, talks to a Buddhist devotee as he arrives at the Tibetan children’s village school near Leh, India. Buddhist devotees from across the globe are expected to arrive in this Himalayan region of Ladakh to attend the Kalachakra or Wheel of Time initiations by the Dalai Lama beginning Thursday

Indian railway passengers without reserv...Indian railway passengers without reservations wait in line to board a train at the railway station in New Delhi on July 3, 2014.   Indian  Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will present the new railway budget in parliament on July 8,  the country's largest employer with some 1.4 million people on its payroll and which runs 11,000 passenger and freight trains and carries 19 million people daily.    AFP  PHOTO/RAVEENDRANRAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian railway passengers without reservations wait to board a train at New Delhi railway station. India’s railway minister Sadananda Gowda will present the new budget in parliament on July 8. India’s railway is the country’s largest employer with 1.4m people on its payroll Read more

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Police officers use batons to contain youth wing workers of India‘s ruling Bharatiya Janata party during a protest outside the state assembly in the northern Indian city of Lucknow Read more

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.