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Pigs roam at a dumping area in Calcutta, Eastern India, 31 July 2014. The Calcutta Municipal Corporation and Calcutta Police undertook a joint raid to remove pigs from localities. As the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis Syndrome increased to 123 in north Bengal. Japanese Encephalitis Syndrome is caused by a mosquito-borne virus. While humans are the dead-end hosts of the virus, pigs act as amplifying hosts that aid in spreading of the disease.

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Pigs roam at a dumping area in Kolkata, India. The municipal corporation and the police undertook a joint raid to remove the pigs

A Indian villager walks near the scene following a landslide at Malin village in Pune district of India's western Indian state of Maharashtra on July 31, 2014. Rescuers battled through heavy rains in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.

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A villager walks near the scene of a landslide at Malin village in the Pune district of India’s western state of Maharashtra. Rescuers battled through heavy rains in a search for victims after dozens of homes were buried, with a death toll nearing 150

A man brushes his teeth as another reads a newspaper while a Hindu holy man sips tea in the morning in front of a closed shop in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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A man brushes his teeth as another reads a newspaper while a Hindu holy man sips tea in the morning in front of a closed shop in Allahabad, IndiaRead more

A homeless man takes a nap by the roadsi...A homeless man takes a nap by the roadside under a metro station in New Delhi on July 22, 2014. Delhi has a homeless population of more than 100,000 people sleeping on streets, pavements, rickshaws, two wheel handcarts, flyovers, under the bridges and in parks across the city. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGHPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

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A homeless man takes a nap by the roadside under a metro station in New Delhi, India. Delhi has a homeless population of more than 100,000 people sleeping on streets, pavements, rickshaws, two wheel handcarts, flyovers, under the bridges and in parks across the city 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