Rain

Residents wade through a flooded street in Manila on August 20, 2013. Flood-battered residents of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas appealed for help on August 20 as relentless monsoon rains, which have claimed at least seven lives, submerged more than half of Manila.

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Residents wade through a flooded street in Manila. Flooded residents of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas appealed for help on Tuesday as relentless monsoon rains, which have claimed at least seven lives, submerged more than half of Manila.

A villager holding harvested peanuts after flooding hit Ningyuan county of Yongzhou, central China's Hunan province. Devastating floods at opposite ends of China have left 105 people dead and another 115 missing in recent days, state media said on August 19.

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A villager holds out peanuts harvested from his crops that have been damaged by floods hitting the Ningyuan county of Yongzhou, in China’s Hunan province. China has experienced flooding across the country in recent days, leaving 105 people dead and another 115 missing, according to state media.

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

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. Read more

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 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

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.

A rain soaked couple dances as a pianist is playing on the landmark Taksim square in central Istanbul on June 14, 2013. Anti-government protesters said on June 13 that they would remain in Istanbul's Gezi Park despite a "last warning" by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to evacuate the green patch at the centre of deadly anti-government unrest. The protest movement sprang up after police on May 31 brutally cracked down on a small campaign to save Gezi Park, sparking a mass outpouring of anger against Erdogan's Islamic-rooted government, seen as increasingly authoritarian. Tens of thousands have since clashed with police in demos across Turkey, leaving some 5,000 people injured and four dead.

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A rain soaked couple dances as a pianist is playing in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey on Friday. Read more

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.