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An Indian woman adjusts her sari after she got wet in the monsoon rains in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. India's monsoon season, which runs from June through September, brings rains that are vital to agriculture. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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An Indian woman adjusts her sari after getting wet in the monsoon rains in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. India’s monsoon season, which runs from June to September, brings rains that are vital to agriculture. 

An Indian youth dangles from a power lin...An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the floodwaters of an overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad on August 6, 2013. The monsoon, which covers the subcontinent from June to September and usually brings flooding, accounts for about 80 percent of India's annual rainfall. AFP PHOTO/ SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad, which has been swollen by the monsoon.

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

A man pushes his bicycle though a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai July 12, 2013. India's monsoon rains were 5 percent below average in the week ending July 10, data from the weather office showed on Thursday, in a brief pull back for the four-month long rainy season that began in June with heavy early rainfall.

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A man pushes his bicycle along a flooded road during monsoon rains in Mumbai, India. The rainfall was 5 per cent below average in the week to Wednesday, in contrast to the start of the four-month-long rainy season, which began in June with heavy downpours.

Indian farmer girls stand in the rain in a rice field at Uruwa village, about 50 kilometers (44 miles) South of Allahabad, India, India, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. The annual 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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Farm girls stand in the rain in a rice field in Uruwa, a village about 50km south of Allahabad, India, on Wednesday. The monsoon rains that usually hit India from June to September are crucial for farmers, whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.

Nepal rice planting season starts...epa03760821 A group of Nepalese farmers return home carrying their belongings after planting rice in a field at the beginning of the monsoon season in Jitpur village, on the outskirts of capital Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 June 2013. Nepal will be celebrating National Paddy Day on 29 June 2013. On this day, known as Asar Pandra, farmers begin the annual rice planting season and mark the day with various festivities such as preparing rice meals with muddy water, mud being a symbol for a prosperous season. The agricultural sector contributes about 60 per cent to Nepal's gross domestic product.  EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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A group of Nepalese farmers return home carrying their belongings after planting rice in a field at the beginning of the monsoon season in Jitpur village, on the outskirts of capital Kathmandu on Wednesday. Nepal will be celebrating National Paddy Day on June 29 2013. On this day, known as Asar Pandra, farmers begin the annual rice planting season and mark the day with various festivities such as preparing rice meals with muddy water, mud being a symbol for a prosperous season. The agricultural sector contributes about 60 per cent to Nepal’s gross domestic product.

An Indian army soldier comforts an injured Indian pilgrim after he was rescued from the higher reaches of mountains, at a makeshift helipad at Joshimath, in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Monday, June 24, 2013. A top official said the death toll in northern India could rise as army soldiers clear the debris from towns and villages flattened by landslides and monsoon flooding. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the number of people who have perished in the floods that washed away thousands of homes could go beyond the 1,000 deaths reported so far

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An Indian army soldier at a makeshift helipad at Joshimath, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, on Monday comforts an injured pilgrim after he was rescued from the higher reaches of mountains. Soldiers have been clearing debris from towns and villages flattened by landslides and monsoon flooding that has washed away thousands of homes. Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the number of people who have perished could be more than the 1,000 deaths reported so far.

A child displaced by the rising waters of the river Yamuna sits on a cycle cart parked outside makeshift tents at a roadside camp in New Delhi June 20, 2013. India's monsoon rains could ease soon after hitting 89 percent over averages in the week to June 19, according to weather office sources, in a third straight week of downpours that have caused major flooding in north India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

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A child displaced by the rising waters of the river Yamuna sits on a cycle cart parked outside makeshift tents at a roadside camp in New Delhi, India on Thursday.

A boy sits on a ladder next to his flooded house with the rising water levels

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A boy sits on a ladder next to his flooded house as the river Yamuna swells after heavy monsoon rains in New Delhi, India.

A young girl carries her family belongings to drier grounds as people evacuate the flooded banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. With heavy rainfall in northern India several cusecs of water have been released from barrages upstream, flooding the banks of the Yamuna along Delhi.

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A young girl carries her family’s belongings to drier ground as people evacuate the flooded banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India. With heavy rainfall in northern India several cubic feet per second of water has been released from barrages upstream, flooding the river’s banks

n Indian couple huddle under a shared umbrella along the sea front during rain showers in Mumbai

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A couple huddle under a shared umbrella along the seafront during showers in Mumbai, India

A man holds an umbrella as he sits on a bench during monsoon rains in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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A man waits on a bench during monsoon rains in Mumbai, India on Wednesday.

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.