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Indian commuters make their way through a downpour in Amritsar on August 12, 2013. T he monsoon, which covers the subcontinent from June to September and usually brings flooding, accounts for about 80 percent of India's annual rainfall.

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Indian commuters make their way through a downpour in Amritsar on Monday. The monsoon, which covers the subcontinent from June to September and usually brings flooding, accounts for about 80 per cent of India’s annual rainfall

Indians huddle together under an umbrella as they cross a road during heavy downpour in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

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People huddle together under a large umbrella as they try to shelter themselves against a heavy downpour in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday

People walk under the heavy rain on the Champs-Elys es avenue on June 17, 2013 in Paris.

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People walk under the heavy rain on the Champs-Élysées avenue on Monday in Paris.

Indian women protect themselves standing under tree during rain in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Monsoon rains, that lash India from June to September, are considered crucial for farmers whose crops feed millions of people.

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Indian women shelter under a tree during a downpour in Hyderabad, India, on Tuesday. Monsoon rains, which lash India from June to September, are considered crucial to farmers whose crops feed millions of people.