Rain

Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday, Aug 22, 2013, in Yangon, Myanmar. Heavy rains on Thursday evening caused road flooding and traffic congestion in many parts of Yangon. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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Pedestrians make their way along a flooded road while vehicles make slow progress in heavy traffic on Thursday in Yangon, Myanmar

A girl, one of the thousands affected by flooding due to heavy rains exacerbated by Tropical Storm Trami, cries after a cup of congee she received slipped from her hands during a food distribution in Marikina, east of Manila on August 21, 2013, as rains pounded the capital city for the third day.  Heavy rain pounded the Philippine capital and surrounding areas for a third day August 21, adding to the misery of nearly 300,0000 exhausted people displaced from their flooded homes.

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A young girl is distressed after a cup of congee (rice porridge) she received during a food distribution in Marikina, east of Manila, slipped from her hands. The girl is one of the thousands of people affected by flooding brought on by tropical storm Trami, which has been pounding the Philippine capital for a third day on Wednesday

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. 

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. 

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.

Indian women use umbrellas to shield themselves from rain as they walk next to a large field of tea shrubs at a tea garden near Binnaguri in the north eastern Indian state of Assam. Tea is indigenous to India which is the second largest producer in the world behind China.

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Tea pickers shield themselves from rain as they walk past a field of tea shrubs, at a garden near Binnaguri in the north eastern Indian state of Assam. 

A balloon-seller cycles along a street during wet weather in Beijing on June 7, 2013. More than two-thirds of Beijing's annual rainfall happens in June to August, breaking the city's otherwise dry and arid climate.

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A balloon-seller cycles along and a women takes a stroll on a wet Beijing street on Friday. More than two-thirds of the city’s annual rainfall falls in June to August, breaking the city’s otherwise dry and arid climate

A cat sits behind a rain covered window and watches the outside world on a rainy day in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Wolfgang Kumm)

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A cat sits behind a rain covered window and watches the outside world on a rainy day in Berlin, Germany, on Friday 

A general view shows flooded fields near Hildesheim, Germany, 28Â May 2013. The flood waters caused by torrential rains were slowly retreating according to the fire department.

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Flooded fields near Hildesheim, Germany, on Tuesday. The flood waters caused by torrential rain were slowly retreating according to the fire department. 

An internally displaced Rohingya boy wraps himself with a sarong as he walks in rain at a makeshift camp for Rohingya people in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar, ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Mahasen, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The U.N. said the cyclone, expected later this week, could swamp makeshift housing camps sheltering tens of thousands of Rohingya.  Myanmar state television reported Monday that 5,158 people were relocated from low-lying camps in Rakhine state to safer shelters. But far more people are considered vulnerable.

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A Rohingya boy wraps himself with a sarong as he walks in the rain at a makeshift camp for displaced Rohingya people in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine, Myanmar, ahead of Cyclone Mahasen. The UN said the cyclone, expected later this week, could swamp makeshift housing camps sheltering tens of thousands of Rohingya.

Women collect water from a rain-water pond on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen

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Women collect water from a pond on the outskirts of Sanaa in Yemen

Clouds build up over the Victoria harbour before a storm in Hong Kong on April 30, 2013.

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Clouds build up over the Victoria harbour before a storm breaks in Hong Kong on Tuesday.